Last Update on: October 3rd, 2023 at 08:49 pm
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held from October 5 to November 19 in India. A total of 10 teams will take part in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which is set to be played across 12 different venues in the country.
The opening match of the competition will see the clash between the 2019 World Cup’s finalists – England and New Zealand – at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Ahead of the match, Sachin Tendulkar, who featured in six 50-over World Cups, will walk out with the prestigious trophy, declaring the tournament open.
Winning the World Cup in 2011 is the proudest moment of my cricketing journey – Sachin Tendulkar
In an official statement issued by the ICC, Sachin Tendulkar said that the proudest moment of his legendary career remains the 2011 ICC World Cup victory. Sachin Tendulkar elaborated:
“From being a ball boy in 1987 to representing the country in six editions, World Cups have always held a special place in my heart. Winning the World Cup in 2011 is the proudest moment of my cricketing journey.
“With so many special teams and players set to compete hard in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 here in India, I am excitedly looking forward to this fantastic tournament.
“Marquee events like the World Cup seed dreams in young minds, I hope this edition too inspires young girls and boys to pick up sports and represent their countries at the highest level.”
Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Marketing & Communications, said that they are absolutely honored to have Sachin Tendulkar as Global Ambassador for World Cup 2023. Furlong said:
“It’s a real honour to have Sachin as our Global Ambassador as we celebrate the one-day game and get set for what we know is going to be the biggest Men’s Cricket World Cup ever. He is joined by nine fellow legends of the game who will bring the fans closer to the action and we can’t wait for it all to begin.”
Also, there are nine other ICC ambassadors from different countries. The list includes West Indies legend Vivian Richards, South Africa great AB de Villiers, England World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, Australia’s great Aaron Finch, Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan, New Zealand legend Ross Taylor, India legend Suresh Raina and legendary batter Mithali Raj and Pakistan legend Mohammad Hafeez.