After an event commemorating “Captains’ Day” at the NarendraModi Stadium, the World Cup opening ceremony was slated to start at 7 IST. There hasn’t been a formal word announcing the cancellation of the opening ceremony, even though Captains’ Day is still going on.
There won’t be an opening ceremony for the ODI World Cup in 2023, according to several reports. The quadrennial event will begin on October 4 with a gala opening ceremony at Ahmedabad’s NarendraModi Stadium, as was previously announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Bollywood stars including Tamannaah Bhatia and Ranveer Singh, as well as Arijit Singh, ShreyaGhoshal, and AshaBhosle, were scheduled to perform at the ceremony. To kick off the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, fireworks and a laser show were also anticipated.
Soon after a ‘Captains’ Day’ function at the NarendraModi Stadium, the star-studded opening ceremony was slated to start at 7pm IST. No official statement regarding the cancellation of the opening ceremony has been made, even if Captains’ Day is still going on.
The celebration of Captain’s Day in Ahmedabad will feature all of the captains of the countries competing in the 50-over World Cup, including Team India captain Rohit Sharma.
On October 14, India and Pakistan will square off in Ahmedabad in one of the tournament’s most anticipated games. India is entering the World Cup with momentum after winning the Asia Cup and a 2-1 series victory over Australia. In contrast, Pakistan has not been as consistent recently, losing to India handily in the Asia Cup and to Australia by a score of 14 runs in their World Cup warm-up match on Tuesday.
India squad for WC
Rohit Sharma (c), HardikPandya (vc), Shubman Gill, ViratKohli, KL Rahul, RavindraJadeja, ShreyasIyer, Shardul Thakur, JaspritBumrah, Mohammed Siraj, KuldeepYadav, Mohammed Shami, RavichandranAshwin, IshanKishan, SuryakumarYadav.