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ICC Appoints Sachin Tendulkar as Global Ambassador for Cricket World Cup 2023

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Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the global ambassador for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, adding another feather to his illustrious cap. Tendulkar, often hailed as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and the highest run-scorer in the history of the sport, will have the honor of walking out with the Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy at the inauguration ceremony, marking the beginning of the tournament at the magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Expressing his excitement about this prestigious role, Sachin Tendulkar shared his sentiments ahead of the tournament’s opening match. He described his journey from being a ball boy in 1987 to representing India in six editions of the World Cup and how these tournaments have always held a special place in his heart. Tendulkar also fondly recalled the proudest moment of his cricketing career when he helped India win the World Cup in 2011.

As the highest run-scorer in the history of the ODI World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar’s incredible achievements have set a record that remains untouched by any other cricketer. His extraordinary contributions to the sport have left an indelible mark, making him an iconic figure not only in India but also on the global cricketing stage.

“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,” Sachin said, highlighting the anticipation and enthusiasm surrounding the upcoming event.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 promises to be the biggest and most exciting edition yet. It will also feature a diverse group of ICC ambassadors, including West Indies legend Vivian Richards, South Africa’s dynamic AB de Villiers, England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, Australia’s Aaron Finch, Sri Lanka’s spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, New Zealand’s experienced Ross Taylor, India’s T20 maestro Suresh Raina, former Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj, and Pakistan’s versatile all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.

These cricketing icons will play a pivotal role in enhancing the spectator experience by bringing fans closer to the action. They will engage with fans through meet and greet sessions and provide expert analysis via the ICC Online Media Zone. Moreover, cricket enthusiasts can expect to see these legends in attendance at select matches across the country, adding to the excitement of this highly anticipated World Cup.

Sachin Tendulkar concluded by emphasizing the inspirational power of marquee events like the World Cup, expressing his hope that this edition will motivate young girls and boys to pursue sports and represent their countries at the highest level.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to commence on October 5, with defending champions England facing New Zealand at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Over the course of the tournament, a total of 48 matches will be played across ten venues, culminating in the grand final on November 19. The final will take place at the world’s largest cricket stadium, promising an unforgettable culmination to what is set to be a thrilling and unforgettable World Cup.

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