On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the El-Classico match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, between India and Pakistan. Cricket fans are not able to control their enthusiasm as the match is only one day away from now. The adrenaline level among the cricket fans from India and Pakistan has been pumped up as both teams of the neighboring countries have started their practice session at the ground. Now all eyes are on the pitch, whether it will be red or black. The former pitch can show a high-run encounter while the latter pitch can lead to a low-scoring sniff contest between India and Pakistan. Along with the pitch report and teams’ squad, we have some other imperative details to share with you in this article. Kindly scroll down the page and read more details.
Yes, you heard it right, a show is planned during the innings break of the India-Pakistan match. The highly anticipated match of India-Pakistan will feature a show before the match as well as a 10-minute performance during the innings break. According to the official statement shared by BCCI, playback singer, Arijit Singh will give an astonishing performance before the match. There will be more Bollywood celebrities who will perform on October 14, 2023, at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
It is said that the extravaganza music show before and during the match is intended to make up for the absence of the typical opening ceremony for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. The pre-match festivities are set to start at 12:30 pm IST on the day of the match. Three days before the match, on Thursday, October 11, 2023, BCCI shared on X, “Kickstarting the much-awaited #INDvPAK clash with a special performance! Brace yourselves for a mesmerizing musical special ft. Arijit Singh at the largest cricket ground in the world- The Narendra Modi Stadium! Join the pre-match show on 14th October starting at 12:30 PM ”
Besides playback singer Arijit Singh, other renowned singers who will perform during the pre-match ceremony on October 14, are Sukhwinder Singh and Shankar Mahadevan. Bollywood celebrities including Ranveer Singh and Tamannah Bhatia will also give standout performances. The event is reportedly titled “Musical Odyssey” which will take place at 12:30 p.m. It is worth noting that this year when the ICC World Cup’s first match between England and New Zealand was played, it did not feature a traditional opening ceremony. Stay tuned.