The 2023 ODI World Cup trophy was launched on a stratospheric scale, one lakh 20 thousand feet above the earth before making a spectacular landing at world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.
The trophy tour of International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, slated to be held in India later this year, started on a grand scale. The 2023 edition of the trophy tour began on a grand note and is undoubtedly the biggest by far. The 2023 ODI World Cup trophy was launched on a stratospheric scale, one lakh 20 thousand feet above the earth before making a spectacular landing at world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. The trophy was attached to a bespoke stratospheric balloon to be launched into space, giving fans in various countries a chance to connect with the trophy.
“An out-of-this-world moment for the cricketing world as the #CW23 trophy unveiled in space. Marks a milestone of being one of the first official sporting trophies to be sent to space. Indeed a galactic start for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour in India,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote on Twitter.
As per a report by news agency ANI, an informal meeting was held on Monday between the officials of BCCI and the officials of the Cricket Association of respective states, a day before official announcement of World Cup schedule. As per the report, it was decided in the meeting that ODI World Cup 2023 will be played across 12 venues in India.
The final match of the tournament might be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, while the semi-finals might be played at Eden Garden Kolkata and Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. If the Indian team reaches the semi-finals, then the semi-finals will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.