The ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a rollercoaster ride for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), with controversies and fan backlash surrounding the tournament. Breaking away from tradition, the BCCI opted not to host an opening ceremony for the tournament. However, they are now gearing up to organize a grand celebration ahead of the highly anticipated India-Pakistan clash on October 14.
According to reports from Dainik Jagran, the BCCI has planned a spectacular performance by Bollywood sensation Arijit Singh, along with a colorful show leading up to the toss. The ceremony will be attended by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, and Tollywood superstar Rajnikanth.
Interestingly, these three celebrities were the first recipients of the BCCI’s Golden Ticket, granting them free access to all World Cup venues. This initiative was launched by Secretary Jay Shah.
The India-Pakistan World Cup match will be held at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with tight security measures in place due to threats received by the governing board. Fans are eagerly awaiting this high-profile clash, and the BCCI is leaving no stone unturned to make it a memorable event.