Ahmedabad hosts the grand kickoff of the Men's Cricket World Cup, the planet's largest cricket extravaganza

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Ahmedabad hosts the grand kickoff of the Men’s Cricket World Cup, the planet’s largest cricket extravaganza

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The grand ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, the largest cricket carnival, is set to kick off in Ahmedabad. Ten top teams including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka will vie for the prestigious trophy. The opening clash between New Zealand and defending champs England will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This global spectacle will unfold across various Indian cities from October 5 to 9, showcasing the world’s cricketing talent.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, optimistic about the “Men in Blue’s” chances, noted that the host nation often enjoys luck in the tournament. The enthusiasm of Indian cricket fans is expected to fill the stadiums to capacity, carrying forward the tradition of hosts winning the World Cup, which began in 2011 when MS Dhoni’s Indian team clinched the title.

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The World Cup will commence with India facing Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In the lead-up to the tournament, a Captain’s Day event saw captains from all participating teams answering questions and sharing lighter moments, with viral incidents such as South African captain Temba Bavuma playfully dozing off.

Amid the camaraderie, a lighthearted exchange took place between Ravi Shastri and Pakistan’s Babar Azam about Hyderabad Biryani, garnering attention on social media. Babar expressed appreciation for the hospitality received during their stay in Hyderabad and looked forward to giving their best in the tournament, starting with their match against the Netherlands.

Adding to the excitement, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was named the Global Ambassador for the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 by the ICC. Tendulkar, who holds a special place in his heart for World Cups, expressed his excitement and anticipation for the upcoming tournament, reminiscing about his own World Cup experiences. He will proudly present the Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy before the opening match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, declaring the tournament officially underway.

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Reference

https://www.awazthevoice.in/sports-news/world-s-biggest-cricket-carnival-men-s-cricket-world-cup-begins-at-ahmedabad-24423.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2023/10/5/cricket-world-cup-2023-is-the-sport-finally-set-to-go-global

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