Venues for Cricket World Cup in SA confirmed


Eight venues have been confirmed for the Cricket World Cup to be hosted in South Africa in 2027.

According to Cricket South Africa (KSA) head, Pholetsi Moseki, matches will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, SuperSport Park in Centurion, Newlands in Cape Town, Kingsmead in Durban and St. George Park in Gqeberha.

The Mangaung Oval cricket ground in Bloemfontein, Boland Park in Paarl and Buffalo Park in East London will also be used for matches.

All eight venues were used in 2003 when South Africa also hosted the Cricket World Cup. At the time, matches were also played in Benoni, Potchefstroom and Kimberley, but these fields were not selected for the 2027 tournament, which will take place from October to November.

Apart from the venues on home soil, matches will also be played in Zimbabwe and Namibia. These African countries are co-presenters of the tournament.

Moseki told News24 that the eight venues were chosen for “scientific reasons”. Among other things, it is close to airports and there is plenty of accommodation available.

The Wanderers Stadium, one of South Africa’s main sports fields, has room for around 30,000 people. Newlands – with Table Mountain in the background – has hosted more test series than any other sports ground in the country.