INDIA: In a momentous occasion that bridged the worlds of Bollywood and cricket, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jay Shah, presented the legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan with a prestigious “Golden Ticket” for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
The event, which took place on Tuesday, was marked by grandeur and excitement as Bachchan, an unwavering cricket enthusiast, was granted exclusive access to all the matches from the VIP stands.
Amitabh Bachchan, often referred to as the “Superstar of the Millennium,” is known not only for his illustrious acting career but also for his undying love and support for Indian cricket. The Golden Ticket bestowed upon him grants him the extraordinary privilege of witnessing the thrilling cricket action up close, in the company of other distinguished guests, completely free of charge.
This Golden Ticket is not merely a pass to the matches; it comes with a range of luxurious amenities tailored to suit Bachchan’s esteemed status. It promises to make his experience at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 truly unforgettable.
The BCCI, in a statement on social media, expressed their delight at having the iconic actor join them for this prestigious event. They lauded Bachchan’s unwavering support for Team India, which continues to inspire cricket enthusiasts nationwide.
“We’re thrilled to have him join us for the @ICC @CricketWorldCup 2023,” the BCCI tweeted, emphasizing their excitement at having such a distinguished personality associated with the tournament.
In a parallel event held in Kandy on the same day, the Indian cricket team’s leadership announced the squad that will represent the nation in the ICC ODI World Cup. Captain Rohit Sharma and Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar unveiled the formidable 15-man team that will compete in this highly anticipated tournament, set to kick off on October 5, 2023, in India.
The India squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 includes:
– Rohit Sharma (Captain)
– Shubhman Gill
– Virat Kohli
– Shreyas Iyer
– Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper)
– KL Rahul
– Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain)
– Suryakumar Yadav
– Ravindra Jadeja
– Axar Patel
– Shardul Thakur
– Jasprit Bumrah
– Mohammed Shami
– Mohammed Siraj
– Kuldeep Yadav