In an exhilarating announcement that has sent ripples of excitement through the cricketing world, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has unveiled the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as the Global Ambassador for the forthcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
This prestigious appointment adds another jewel to the crown of the iconic “Master Blaster,” whose illustrious career has left an indelible mark on the sport.
Sachin Tendulkar, a cricketing icon with an impressive record of six appearances in the 50-over World Cups, will be graced with the honor of unveiling the Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy at the opening match. This much-anticipated event will take place at the renowned Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, setting the stage for what promises to be a truly memorable tournament.
Expressing his excitement about this significant role, Tendulkar conveyed,
“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.”
The 2023 Cricket World Cup promises to be an extravaganza of epic proportions. It will feature a star-studded lineup of ICC ambassadors, including cricket legends Vivian Richards from the West Indies, AB de Villiers from South Africa, England’s World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan, Australia’s Aaron Finch, Sri Lanka’s spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor, India’s Suresh Raina, former captain Mithali Raj, and Pakistan’s all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.
These cricketing icons are not just figureheads but will play an active role in enhancing the spectator experience. They will engage in meet and greets with fans, provide expert analysis, and make appearances at select matches across the country, adding to the electric atmosphere surrounding the World Cup.
Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Marketing & Communications, expressed her enthusiasm, stating,
“It’s a real honor 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.”