ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Opening ceremony will not be held

The much awaited ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is expected to get underway on October 5 at Ahmedabad’s illustrious Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium with a match between the two previous tournament finalists, England and New Zealand.

According to Rev Sports, a new announcement has stated that there will not be an opening ceremony for this important event, which is a custom for major competitions.

Prior to the tournament’s start, on October 4, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had scheduled a magnificent opening ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Ranveer Singh, Arijit Singh, and other well-known Bollywood actors were scheduled to appear at the occasion. Asha Bhosle, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Shreyas Ghoshal. To kick off the 2023 World Cup in India, fireworks and a laser spectacle were also anticipated.

Following the Captains’ Day celebration at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the star-studded opening ceremony was set to begin at 7 PM IST. The Captains’ Day celebration is still scheduled to take place, but the opening ceremony has not yet been officially cancelled.

On October 14, India and Pakistan will square off in one of the tournament’s most anticipated games at the Ahmedabad site.

The Indian squad performed admirably during the just finished Asia Cup, winning after defeating Sri Lanka. Additionally, they kept on winning by defeating Australia in a three-match series at home with a score of 2-1, they broke their losing run.

In contrast, the Pakistani team performed poorly at the Asia Cup, and there have been speculations that several of their senior players are having personal problems. Their difficulties have been exacerbated by Naseem Shah’s injury, a fast bowler. It will be interesting to see how the Pakistani team responds to these challenges in the next esteemed competition.

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