Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Following the spectacular space journey which launched the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour on 27th June, the tour celebrated its latest stop in Mumbai on Tuesday. The event took place at the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, attracting a host of dignitaries and cricketing personalities.
Among the esteemed guests were former Mumbai captain and cricket legend Milind Rege, former India pacer Raju Kulkarni and Nadim Memon, Honourable Cricket Secretary, Mumbai School Sports Association. The event saw the participation of not only the faculty and staff of Bombay Scottish School but also students and cricket teams from various schools in Mumbai. The young cricket enthusiasts were delighted at the prospect of being up close with the iconic ICC Men’s CWC 2023 trophy, creating a memorable experience for all.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour serves as a precursor to the highly anticipated tournament which commences on 5 October, allows new and existing cricket fans from around the world to experience the excitement and fervour associated with the pinnacle event in international cricket. Through a range of vibrant and engaging activations both in India and beyond, the Trophy Tour provides a unique platform for cricketing legends, dignitaries, and cricket fans to come together around the coveted silverware and celebrate the sport that unites millions across the globe.
The World Cup 2023 is set to kick off on October 5 with a repeat of the 2019 Final as England takes on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Host India begin their campaign on October 8 against five-time World Cup winners Australia in Chennai. A total of 10 teams will participate in the showcase event, the first eight having already qualified through the Cricket World Cup Super League.
India will open their campaign against Australia on October 5 at Chennai. The much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash is scheduled for Sunday, October 15 in Ahmedabad. Their last encounter in the 2019 World Cup was a high-scoring affair with India achieving a huge victory in Manchester.
Australia will take on South Africa on October 13 in Lucknow hoping for a reversal of fortunes as a dramatic meeting in the last edition ended in the Proteas’ favour. Pakistan will face Australia in Bengaluru on October 20, while England clash against South Africa the next day in Mumbai.