Big Breaking: ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023: BCCI Decides To Cancel Opening Ceremony, Will Organise Closing Ceremony And Function Before India Vs Pakistan Clash
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the host nation, has opted not to hold an opening ceremony for the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023.
For the first time in many ODI World Cups, there won't be an official opening ceremony held before the inaugural match, which takes place on Thursday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad between the reigning champions of England and New Zealand.
It has been revealed in a report on the Rev Sports website that this greatest cricket event will not have its customarily held opening ceremony.
The original plan was for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to hold a grand opening ceremony at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on October 4, one day before the competition's first game at the same venue.
Star-studded opening ceremonies were scheduled to start at 7 PM IST, right after the Captains' Day celebration at Narendra Modi Stadium. There has been no official announcement on the cancellation of the opening ceremony, even though Captains' Day is still planned to take place.
Updates on Ceremony in this World Cup 2023: (Dainik Jagran)— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) October 2, 2023
- No Opening ceremony.
- There will be Closing ceremony or
- A ceremony before IND vs PAK match.
- The presentation have been given to BCCI officals. pic.twitter.com/uGFhM2iqVy
For Captains' Day, all ten team captains—including Indian captain Rohit Sharma—will gather in Ahmedabad. Three days later, in Chennai, Team India will begin their championship trip against Australia, who are vying for their sixth World Cup victory.
The India vs. Pakistan match, the tournament's centrepiece, is set to take place at the Ahmedabad venue on October 14. In anticipation of this highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan, the BCCI is thinking of holding a ceremony in Ahmedabad.