The 2023 ODI World Cup is all set to begin on 5 October in India. So, the Indian Cricket Board now came up with a unique gesture as they presented the former Team India great, Sachin Tendulkar a ‘Golden Ticket’. Sachin also thanked the Board and the Apex Council of Cricket for the ticket.
He shared the image on his Instagram account and wrote: “From serving in the 1987 World Cup as a ball boy to competing in six World Cups from 1992 to 2011, and now receiving this golden ticket in 2023 – it has indeed been a journey woven from dreams and the excitement within me remains undiminished. Thank you Apex Council of Cricket & @indiancricketteam.”
Here is the shared image:
Sachin Tendulkar was presented with a Golden Ticket for the 2023 World Cup by Jay Shah. pic.twitter.com/pijZdF8rgQ
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 8, 2023
What is the ‘Golden Ticket’ for the 2023 ODI World Cup?
The Board wrote: “An iconic moment for cricket and the nation! As part of our “Golden Ticket for India Icons” programme, Indian Cricket Board Honorary Secretary @jayshah220988 presented the golden ticket to Bharat Ratna Shri @sachintendulkar A symbol of cricketing excellence and national pride, Sachin Tendulkar’s journey has inspired generations. Now, he’ll be part of the Apex Council of Cricket @cricketworldcup witnessing the action LIVE.”
Speaking of this ‘Golden Ticket’, it is a ticket that will give the ticket holder an opportunity to cover the match from ground zero. There is an accreditation card that confirms that the ticket holder is a guest of the Board and hence, VIP treatment will be provided to him or her. However, they will not be able to attend all the matches but they will certainly attend the big matches like the India vs Pakistan, final. The most anticipated clash between Men in Blue and Men in Green will take place on 14 October in Ahmedabad.
The World Cup is set to begin on 5 October 2023 as the defending champion, England will take on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. India will begin their campaign on 8 October in Chennai against Australia.