World Cup 2023: Air show, Parade of Champions and more, Preview of Closing Ceremony

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The cricketing world eagerly awaits the climax of the Cricket World Cup 2023 in Ahmedabad. The closing ceremony promises to be a dazzling affair, replete with star-studded performances and unforgettable moments. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unveiled a four-part extravaganza that will unfold ahead of the much-anticipated final showdown between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday.

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Kicking off the festivities at 12:30 pm, spectators will witness a breathtaking airshow like never before. Nine hawks from the renowned Suryakiran acrobatic team will take to the skies, treating fans to a vertical display of aerial prowess. Set against a backdrop of music paying tribute to the spirit of New India, this unprecedented spectacle will unfold over the Narendra Modi Stadium, creating an awe-inspiring visual feast.


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The Parade of Champions, scheduled for 5:30 pm, promises to be a nostalgic journey through cricket history. Captains of all previous World Cup-winning teams, with the exception of Pakistan’s Imran Khan, will grace the occasion. From West Indies’ Clive Lloyd to England’s Eoin Morgan, these cricketing legends will showcase their hard-earned trophies during the innings break of the final. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will felicitate these iconic captains, adding a touch of honour to the proceedings.

During the halftime break, the spotlight will shift to the stage for an enthralling musical extravaganza led by the acclaimed Indian music composer, Pritam. With a staggering entourage of over 500 dancers, Pritam will present his musical show titled “Dil Jashn Bole,” featuring hit songs like “Lehra Do,” “Deva Deva,” and “Kesariya.” The performance, expected to last 10 minutes, will add a rhythmic touch to the proceedings, creating an atmosphere of celebration and joy.

The crowning moment of the ceremony will come in a unique form – a laser magic production. Celebrating the World Cup winners in style, the names of the victorious team and the coveted trophy will be illuminated in the Ahmedabad skies. More than 1200 lasers will contribute to this spellbinding display, creating a visual spectacle that befits the grand occasion. The celebration will crescendo with a dazzling fireworks display, symbolizing the conclusion of this spectacular event in international cricket.

As India triumphed over New Zealand in the first semi-final in Mumbai and Australia battled past South Africa in a riveting encounter in Kolkata, the stage is set for a monumental final clash. The closing ceremony adds an extra layer of excitement, promising a fitting conclusion to a tournament that has captured the imagination of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

The 2023 Cricket World Cup closing ceremony is poised to be a mesmerizing blend of sport and entertainment, paying tribute to the champions and adding an unforgettable chapter to the history of cricketing celebrations. Fans can expect nothing short of a visual spectacle as the cricketing universe converges on Ahmedabad for this grand finale.