The wait for the World Cup 2023 to kick-start will end later this week as the tournament will get underway on Thursday with a repeat of the 2019 WC final: England facing New Zealand. The match will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5. The final, slated for November 19, will also take place in Ahmedabad.
When is the World Cup 2023 opening ceremony? Whare the timing?
The ICC and the BCCI have scheduled the opening ceremony on October 4 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where a number of Bollywood singers and actors will perform. The timing of the ceremony, a grand show of firecrackers and performances from top stars in the country, will start at 7 PM.
Also, a pre-tournament press conference of all 10 captains will also take place in Ahmedabad on October 4.
Who will perform in the World Cup 2023 opening ceremony?
For the opening ceremony on October 4, the BCCI has roped in a number of famous artists in the country, including Ranveer Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shankar Mahadevan and the legend Asha Bhosle.
There will be a laser show and fireworks to delight the crowd.
Fans who have bought tickets for the England vs New Zealand match will be allowed to attend the opening ceremony on October 4. The top officials of the ICC and the BCCI will attend the event. BCCI and the ICC will invite top administrators of all cricket boards to the event.
It has been learned that all 10 captains will arrive in Ahmedabad on October 3 and October 4. There are 3 warm-up matches scheduled for October 3, so the captains of those six teams will either come in Ahmedabad later night on October 3 or early next morning.
List of captains of all World Cup 2023 Teams:
India: Rohit Sharma
Pakistan: Babar Azam
England: Jos Buttler
Australia: Pat Cummins
New Zealand: Kane Williamson
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan
Netherlands: Scott Edwards
South Africa: Temba Bavuma
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi