The the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is about to kick off, and cricket fans are waiting to see the opening ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 4th at 6:30 PM.
This grand event follows Captains' Day, where all 10 team captains will be in attendance.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has pulled out all the stops to make this opening ceremony a memorable one.
Bollywood A-listers, including the Ranveer Singh, are set to show the audience with their performances.
Renowned singers such as Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, and the legendary Asha Bhosle will also grace the stage with their performaces.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony preparations at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad late night. pic.twitter.com/z6DBqqnkdE— Baljeet Singh (@ImTheBaljeet) September 27, 2023
The opening ceremony promises to be a visual delight, featuring a mesmerizing laser show and fireworks, as well as a showcase of India's rich heritage.
Fans who have tickets for the England vs. New Zealand opening match will have the privilege of attending this opening ceremony.
Here's a glimpse of the star-studded lineup:
- Asha Bhosle
- Shreya Ghoshal
- Arijit Singh
- Ranveer Singh
- Tamannaah Bhatia
- Shankar Mahadevan
Preparations for this grand event are in full swing, with the stage set for rehearsals and performances.
On October 3rd, all 10 team captains will arrive in Ahmedabad, with most of them scheduled to land on the morning of October 4th, including India's skipper, Rohit Sharma.
This year's opening ceremony is taking place a day before the England vs. New Zealand match, as the games begin at 1:30 PM, leaving no time for such an extravagant event on the same day.
The decision ensures that the fireworks and laser show can be enjoyed under the cover of darkness.
The ICC and BCCI are leaving no stone unturned, with invitations extended to top officials from cricket boards around the world, making this opening ceremony a global cricketing celebration.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is all set to begin with a bang, promising a thrilling tournament ahead.