2023 is here and it’s another year for sports fans to get hyped about the biggest sports events. No need to wait long for another season of popular sports leagues in football, basketball, tennis, and boxing because there are lots of them lined up this spring.
Whether you’re an avid sports fan or you love to bet online with 10CRIC and other popular sports betting sites, keep scrolling. We have five of the biggest sports events this spring you should look forward to.
Indian Premier League 2023
The 16th season of the Indian Premier League is expected to start on March 25. However, there is no official announcement yet from the IPL board. If it does start on the said date, the whole tournament will run until May 28, 2023.
For now, cricket fans already know which players will be playing for what teams since the IPL 2023 auction already took place on December 23, 2022.
Here are the top 4 Picks of the auction last month:
- ● Harry Brook (Sunrisers Hyderabad): 13.25 Cr (1.50 Cr base price)
- ● Ben Stokes (Chennai Super Kings): 16.25 Cr (2.00 Cr base price)
- ● Cameron Green (Mumbai Indians): 17.50 Cr (2.00 Cr base price)
- Sam Curran (Punjab Kings): 18.50 Cr (2.00 Cr base price)
The upcoming 2023 IPL is still expected to have 75 matches with group stage and playoffs. 10 teams will still be competing this season too.
Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships
The IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships is scheduled to be held in New Delhi India from March 15 to 31, 2023.
The last time the event was also hosted in India was in 2018 and it was undoubtedly a huge success. The previous edition held in the country showcased over 200b boxers from 62 countries like China, India, Ireland, Germany, and South Korea.
For the upcoming 2023 edition, there will be 12 weight categories in total: 48 kg, 50 kg, 52 kg, 54 kg, 57 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 66 kg, 70 kg, 75 kg, 81 kg, and +81 kg.
The IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships started in 2001. Russia holds the most Gold medalists (24) followed by China (18), Turkey (11), India (10), and the United States (8).
After the women’s edition is the Men’s World Boxing Championship scheduled to run from May 1 to 14, 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The event will showcase 13 weight classes: 46–48 kg (Minimumweight), 48–51 kg (Flyweight), 51–54 kg (Bantamweight), 54–57 kg (Featherweight), 57–60 kg (Lightweight), 60–63.5 kg (Light welterweight), 63.5–67 kg (Welterweight), 67–71 kg (Light middleweight), 71–75 kg (Middleweight), 75–80 kg (Light heavyweight), 80–86 kg, (Cruiserweight), 86–92 kg (Heavyweight), and +92 kg (Super heavyweight).
For this, Cuba has the most gold medals (80) followed by Russia (26), the US (18), Uzbekistan (15), and the Soviet Union (15).
The French Open
This year’s French Open is also known as the Roland Garros which will start on May 28. 2023 at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. The final day of the event is then scheduled on June 11, 2023.
The last edition was held from May 22 to June 5 last year with Rafael Nadal (Spain) as the Men’s singles champion and Iga Swiatek (Poland) as the women’s singles champion.
Aside from these two singles events, here are the other events to look forward to at this year’s French Open:
Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Wheelchair Men’s Singles, Wheelchair Women’s Singles, Wheelchair Quad Singles, Wheelchair Men’s Doubles, Wheelchair Women’s Doubles, Wheelchair Quad Doubles, Boys’ Singles, Girls’ Singles, Boys’ Doubles, Girls’ Doubles, Men’s Legends Doubles, and Women’s Legends Doubles.
The 2023 NBA playoffs will run from April 15 to May 2023. Here’s the full NBA schedule since the start of playoffs:
- ● April 15: 1st Round
- ● May 1: 2nd Round
- ● May 16: Conference Finals
- June 1: NBA Finals
Here’s the 2023 NBA Playoff Picture (Seeds) as of January 4, 2023:
- Boston Celtics
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Brooklyn Nets
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Philadelphia 76ers
- New York Knicks
- Indiana Pacers
- Miami Heat
- Atlanta Hawks
- Chicago Bulls
- Denver Nuggets
- Memphis Grizzlies
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Dallas Mavericks
- Sacramento Kings
- LA Clippers
- Golden State Warriors
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Phoenix Suns
- Utah Jazz
UEFA Champions League Final
The UEFA Champions League Final is set on June 10, 2023, at Istanbul’s Atatürk Olympic Stadium. This will be the final match of the 2022-23 UEFA Champion’s League which is the 68th edition of the tournament.
Originally, the final was to be played at Wembley Stadium in London. However, the whole event has been postponed and relocated in 2020 because of the pandemic.
Munich was also considered to host the final at some point, but Turkey was eventually given the hosting privilege instead. Munich is then set to host the final in 2025.