ICC World Cup 2023: Big B Amitabh Bachchan gets ‘Golden Ticket’ for upcoming World Cup matches
ICC World Cup 2023: After endless days and nights of suspense and wait, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally announced the 15-member squad for the ICC men's Cricket World Cup for the highly anticipated high voltage matches.
In good news for Bachchan family, the Big B Amitabh Bachchan gets the special 'Golden Ticket' in anticipation of the upcoming the ICC World Cup 2023.
Notably, Bachchan is known for his steadfast devotion to Indian cricket, has been offered the rare honour of watching all matches from the special VIP stands for free. This Golden Ticket not only provides him entry to exciting matches but also a variety of luxuries befitting his illustrious stature.
Meanwhile, BCCI also took to X formerly known for Twitter to thank Big B for his constant support to Team India.
"Golden ticket for our golden icons! BCCI Honorary Secretary @JayShah had the privilege of presenting our golden ticket to none other than the "Superstar of the Millennium," Shri @SrBachchan. A legendary actor and a devoted cricket enthusiast, Shri Bachchan's unwavering support for #TeamIndia continues to inspire us all. We're thrilled to have him join us for the @ICC @CricketWorldCup2023," Shah tweeted.
Golden ticket for our golden icons!
BCCI Honorary Secretary @JayShah had the privilege of presenting our golden ticket to none other than the "Superstar of the Millennium," Shri @SrBachchan.
A legendary actor and a devoted cricket enthusiast, Shri Bachchan's unwavering support… pic.twitter.com/CKqKTsQG2F — BCCI (@BCCI) September 5, 2023
The World Cup commences on Thursday, October 5, when 2019 finalists England and New Zealand clash at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, with the event culminating in the final at the same venue on Sunday, 19 November. India will start its campaign with a match against Australia in Chennai on October 8.
Ten teams will feature in this biggest Cricket World Cup ever, to be played across 10 venues from October 5 to November 19, with the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad hosting the tournament opener and the final. The event will feature 48 matches to be played across 46 days.
The venues other than Ahmedabad and Chennai are Bengaluru, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune. While Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will join Hyderabad in hosting the practice games.
Team India will play their World Cup 2023 opener against Australia in Chennai on October 8.
Indian squad for World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
- With inputs from agencies