The recent report suggests that the grand opening ceremony originally planned for the World Cup 2023 is now in jeopardy. This extravagant event, which was set to take place at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on October 4, was intended to be a star-studded spectacle featuring renowned Bollywood celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Arijit Singh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shreyas Ghoshal, and Asha Bhosle. The organizers had promised an evening filled with fireworks and a mesmerizing laser show to mark the commencement of the 2023 World Cup in India.
The opening ceremony was scheduled to kick off at 7 PM IST, immediately following the Captains’ Day event at the same venue. It’s important to note that, as of now, no official announcement has confirmed the cancellation of the opening ceremony.
No opening ceremony for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. #CWC23— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) October 2, 2023
Despite Opening Ceremony Cancellation, Captains’ Day and Key Matches Bring Hope and Excitement
The absence of this spectacular opening ceremony has left a void in the hearts of cricket enthusiasts who were eagerly looking forward to witnessing the fusion of sports and entertainment. Despite this setback, the excitement surrounding the Captains’ Day event, which remains on schedule, offers a glimmer of hope for fans.
However, the Captains’ Day celebration remains on the schedule, with all 10 captains, including India’s Rohit Sharma, expected to be in attendance.
The World Cup 2023 is set to begin on October 5 with a match between New Zealand and defending champions England in Ahmedabad. Team India, on the other hand, will initiate their tournament journey in Chennai three days later with a highly anticipated match against Australia, a team vying for their sixth title.
One of the most eagerly awaited fixtures of the tournament, the India vs. Pakistan match, will take place on October 14 at the Ahmedabad venue. Fans around the world are eagerly looking forward to this historic showdown.