ICC Appoints Sachin Tendulkar As Global Ambassador For ODI World Cup 2023
ODI World Cup 2023: Upon being named the Global Ambassador for cricket's most important event, Tendulkar said he was looking forward to the 13th ODI World Cup.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) established cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar as the Global Ambassador for the Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, which begins on October 5.
The Master Blaster will walk out with the Men's Cricket World Cup Trophy before the inaugural match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, proclaiming the tournament open. He has an enviable record of appearing in six 50-over World Cups in his storied career.
Tendulkar expressed excitement about the 13th edition of cricket's flagship event after being designated Global Ambassador.
"World Cups have always held a special place in my heart, from being a ball boy in 1987 to representing my country in six editions." Winning the World Cup in 2011 was my proudest achievement in cricket.
Tendulkar said in a statement, "With so many special teams and players set to compete hard in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 here in India, I am excitedly looking forward to this fantastic tournament."
"Marquee events like the World Cup seed dreams in young minds, I hope this edition too inspires young girls and boys to pick up sports and represent their countries at the highest level," he stated.
West Indies legend Vivian Richards, South Africa's AB de Villiers, England World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan, Australia's Aaron Finch, Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan, New Zealand's Ross Taylor, India's Suresh Raina and ex-captain Mithali Raj, and Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will all be ICC ambassadors at the biggest Cricket World Cup ever.
"Cricket legends will lend their support and elevate the spectator experience by putting fans in the heart of the action, bringing them closer to the game than ever before through meet and greets, while also sharing expert analysis that will be made available via the ICC Online Media Zone.
" They will also be seen at select matches across the country, adding to the excitement of the much-anticipated World Cup," the ICC added.
"It's a real honour to have Sachin as our Global Ambassador as we celebrate the one-day game and get ready for what we know will be the biggest Men's Cricket World Cup ever," said Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Marketing & Communications.
He is joined by nine other game legends who will bring fans closer to the action, and we can't wait for it all to start."
Champions from the previous season On October 5, England will face New Zealand in the tournament opener at Narendra Modi Stadium.
Hosts On October 8, India will kick off their campaign against Australia in Chennai. A total of 48 matches will be played over ten sites, culminating in the final on November 19 in the world's largest cricket stadium.