The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have partnered to host an unprecedented closing ceremony for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The final match of the tournament will be held on Sunday, November 19, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India. India and Australia will face off in the final, and the BCCI is planning a series of events to entertain fans.
The ICC has revealed that the closing ceremony will consist of four parts. India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will be in attendance. The BCCI, which is hosting the tournament, is also planning a variety of musical and lighting events for Sunday, culminating in a never-before-seen fireworks display.
The Narendra Modi Stadium will host its first-ever ICC final event after previously hosting the tournament opener and the India vs Pakistan match. With a capacity of 132,000, the stadium has already hosted two IPL finals and is set to raise the bar even higher for the upcoming mega-final.
The closing ceremony is expected to be a spectacular event that will celebrate the culmination of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Fans from all over the world are eagerly anticipating the festivities, and the ICC and BCCI are confident that they will deliver a truly memorable experience.
World Cup Final Ceremony Schedule
1. Salute from the Airforce at 12:30 PM for 10 minutes
Indian Airforce is set to make it special for the fans and players with a 10-minute airshow by Suryakiran Acrobatic Team. A nine-hawk team will be led by flight commander and deputy team leader wing commander Sidhesh Kartik. Suryakiran Acrobatic Team will take off from Ahemedabad’s airport and will do a vertical airshow above Narendra Modi Stadium.
2. Parade of Champions at 5:30 PM for 15 minutes
For the first time in tournament history, the ICC has invited all World Cup-winning team captains to witness the 2023 final. From 1975-winner Clive Lloyd to most recent winning captain Eoin Morgan are all expected to parade the Narendra Modi Stadium with all five World Cup trophies.
The BCCI has also planned to felicitate all captains, including MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev, with a special blazer representing the 2023 edition of the World Cup.
3. Music Events
India’s famous music director Pritam will be leading his entourage to the music show ‘Dil Jashn Bole’. Over 500 dancers are set to provide vibrant performances at Narendra Modi Stadium with famous songs like Kesariya, Deva Deva, Lehra Do and many more.
4. Crowning champions with 1200 drones
The ICC has also planned to sign off the farewell with a laser magic production to display the name of the World Cup-winning team with a trophy. Over 1200 drones will light up the Ahmedabad skies with the name of the winning team and it will be followed by the biggest fireworks show in the world.