India is gearing up to independently host the 50-over World Cup for the first time this year, starting October 05. The battle for the trophy will feature 10 teams, and England, the reigning champions since 2019, will seek to defend their title.
Meanwhile, according to Cricbuzz’s reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to arrange a grand ceremony a day before the event kicks off. This ceremony will see the participation of all 10 team captains, alongside prominent ICC and BCCI officials.
Although the official announcement regarding the venue for the ceremony is pending, there is strong speculation that the renowned Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which is set to host both the opening and final matches of the 2023 World Cup, is likely to be the chosen location for the tournament’s ceremony.
The curtain-raiser for the 2023 World Cup will witness a battle between reigning champions England and the team that secured the runner-up spot last time, New Zealand. The long-anticipated India-Pakistan encounter is earmarked for October 14 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.