The planned opening ceremony of the 2023 ODI World Cup, which was originally intended to be a lavish event featuring Bollywood stars and musicians, has reportedly been canceled by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Multiple reports have suggested that the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 will not have an opening ceremony, but it’s important to note that these claims have not been independently verified. The BCCI has not officially announced any decision regarding the opening ceremony.
Numerous sources have indicated that the highly anticipated opening ceremony, originally scheduled for October 4 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, will not take place. It was supposed to feature a star-studded lineup, including Ranveer Singh, Arijit Singh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shreya Ghoshal, and Asha Bhosle, along with a grand display of fireworks and a mesmerizing laser show.
Reports also suggest that the Captains’ Day event, intended to follow the opening ceremony, will proceed as planned. All ten captains of the participating teams, including Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, will be present for this event, which will be followed by an impressive laser display.
Additionally, there are rumors circulating that the BCCI is considering organizing a function before the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan on October 14 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Furthermore, the BCCI may arrange a closing ceremony on the day of the final, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 19, also in Ahmedabad.
India is set to begin their World Cup campaign on Sunday, October 8, against Australia in Chennai. With a strong squad and the advantage of playing on home soil, India is expected to make a significant push in the tournament and aim to end their ICC title drought, which has persisted since their victorious Champions Trophy campaign in 2013.