The 50-year-old cricketing legend will be seen walking out with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup trophy on October 5 in Ahmedabad, which will mark the opening of the tournament formally.
The event will also feature a diverse cast of ICC ambassadors, including the West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards, South Africa’s AB de Villiers, England World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan, Australia’s Aaron Finch, Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor, India’s Suresh Raina, former Indian captain Mithali Raj, and former Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.
Expressing his delight, Sachin Tendulkar, said, “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.”
Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Marketing & Communications, said, “It’s a real honour 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.”
The 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is all set to commence on October 5, as the last edition’s finalists, England and New Zealand will be facing off against each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.