Unexpectedly, it was discovered that there would be no opening ceremony for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, according to a report in Indian media on October 3 (Tuesday).
The Times of India said that a source with knowledge of the situation has revealed there was never going to be an opening ceremony for the World Cup
According to the person quoted in the article, “In the case of the Indian Premier League, you can have a brief opening ceremony as the match starts in the evening, but here the match starts in the afternoon.”
The report further noted that a “Captains Day” function had previously been hosted at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday by the BCCI and the International Cricket Council.
On the other side, according to an NDTV story, a Captains Day event was organized on October 4 where Ravi Shastri and Eoin Morgan, former Indian and England players, interrogated each skipper.
“When India captain Rohit Sharma was asked about the fact that the last three World Cups were won by one of the hosting nations, he downplayed the factor,” the article said.
The article reported Sharma as stating, “Not thinking too much about that stuff but yeah in the last three editions hosting teams won the World Cups, and we will give it our all in this World Cup and enjoy the tournament.” “People will adore this competition. The stadiums will be completely full. Indians are avid cricket fans. The competition is going to be fantastic.
England and New Zealand are scheduled to meet in the tournament’s first game today. Pakistan will face the Netherlands in their opening game tomorrow.