The ICC World Cup 2023 mascot is to be played from 5th October to 19th November in 10 different venues in the country. International Cricket Council said that one was male and the other female dressed in futuristic suits and from crictoverse according to the press release.
The two characters display qualities that symbolize gender equality during an event with two champions of Shafali Varma and Yash Dhull in New Delhi.
During the 2011 edition of the World Cup held in Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh, Stumpy the Elephant was the mascot and Google cricket balls that had arms and legs dressed in helmets, gloves, and pads during the 1996 World Cup.
But this time around, they have gone with new vibes with characters instead of going with animals. The fans will be able to name the characters by going to the website by the 27th of August.
The two #CWC23 mascots are here 😍
— ICC (@ICC) August 19, 2023
The ICC release described the female mascot of the upcoming World Cup as a character “with a turbo-powered arm propelling fireballs at lightning speed, the female character’s pinpoint accuracy leaves even the boldest batters in awe. Her unmatched reflexes, fierce flexibility, and fervent determination make her a supercharged fast bowling prowess.
Adorned with a belt carrying six power cricket orbs, each strategically prepared for various game-changing tactics, she stands ever-ready to set the game aflame while the male character shows an electromagnetic bat and an array of strokes setting excitement and electrifying crease with every shot.
ICC World Cup 2023 will take place in India
The 2023 World Cup is about to begin starting on the 5th of October with defending Champions England taking on New Zealand at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. A total of 10 teams including India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, England, South Africa, and Afghanistan qualified directly for the prestigious tournament.
Sri Lanka and the Netherlands qualified for the World Cup 2023 after the top two finish in the ICC World Cup qualifiers played in Zimbabwe this year. It promises to be an exciting tournament with top 10 teams taking part.
Every team will play each other once and the top four teams would qualify for the semi-finals. A total of 9 matches have been rescheduled including the high-octane India versus Pakistan match. India versus Pakistan will be played on 14th November at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.