No Pakistani singer has been included in the officially announced line-up by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a pre-match show leading up to the much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday.
India’s renowned singers Arijit Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, and Sukhwinder Singh will unite for a 'Musical Odyssey,' bringing some star power to the event. As per Indian media report by Dainik Jagran, leading female vocalists Sunidhi Chauhan and Neha Kakkar will also be part of this musical extravaganza.
Kickstarting the much-awaited #INDvPAK clash with a special performance! 🎵— BCCI (@BCCI) October 12, 2023
Brace yourselves for a mesmerising musical special ft. Arijit Singh at the largest cricket ground in the world- The Narendra Modi Stadium! 🏟️
Join the pre-match show on 14th October starting at 12:30… pic.twitter.com/K6MYer947D
There is no Pakistani singer in the singers list announced by BCCI. The neglect to the Pakistani artists surfaced at times when India BCCI reportedly ‘delayed’ in issuance of visas to Pakistani journalists to cover the mega cricket event.
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has arrived in India to watch the Pakistan India match.
Notably, the tournament commenced without an opening ceremony, but now, after eight days, BCCI has organized a ceremony ahead of the high-voltage clash.
Additionally, the report mentions that following the singing pre-match show, there will be a 10-minute program during the innings break of the India-Pakistan encounter.
This historic occasion marks the first time the world's largest cricket stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium, will host the high-octane India-Pakistan clash.
Both India and Pakistan are currently level on points, each with two wins in the tournament.