All You Need to Know About the Asia Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony
The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 is set to commence on Wednesday, August 30. As teams prepare to vie for continental supremacy, the spotlight is firmly on the tournament’s inauguration ceremony. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are co-hosting this year’s edition, with the opening match set to be played between Babar Azam’s Pakistan and Nepal at Multan International Cricket Stadium.
Recalling last year’s finale, Sri Lanka emerged as champions by defeating Pakistan by 23 runs in Dubai. That decisive match had notable performances from Bhanuka Rajapaksa for Sri Lanka and Mohammad Rizwan for Pakistan.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect and where to tune in for the Asia Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony:
Date and Time: The opening ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, just before the inaugural match, which begins at 3:00 PM IST.
Venue: The festivities will unfold at the Multan Cricket Stadium, located in Multan, Pakistan.
Performers: Audiences can look forward to exhilarating musical acts by international sensations AR Rahman and Atif Aslam. Additionally, traditional Asian music and dance acts will grace the occasion, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.
Television Broadcast in India: Indian viewers can catch the live broadcast of the ceremony on Star Sports.
Live Streaming in India: For those looking to stream the event, it will be available on Hotstar.
Tournament Groupings: The teams for Asia Cup 2023 are divided into two groups:
- Group A: India, Nepal, and Pakistan
- Group B: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
Group Stage Schedule: Here’s a snapshot of the initial fixtures for Asia Cup 2023:
- Pakistan vs. Nepal: 3:00 PM IST, August 30
- Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka: 3:00 PM IST, August 31
- Pakistan vs. India: 3:00 PM IST, September 2
- Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan: 3:00 PM IST, September 3
- India vs. Nepal: 3:00 PM IST, September 4
- Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka: 3:00 PM IST, September 5
Get ready for a cricketing fiesta as the continent’s best teams go head-to-head in the Asia Cup 2023!