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World Cup 2023, India vs Pakistan pre-match musical ceremony: Artists, timings, all you need to know | CWC23

IND PAK pre match ceremony
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

The much-awaited India vs Pakistan match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14 will be preceded by a musical ceremony. Here is all you need to know about the ‘opening’ ceremony before the IND vs PAK game, including who will perform and when and where to watch.

India and Pakistan will meet each other for their respective third games at the 2023 World Cup on October 14. While the tournament did not witness any opening ceremony before the first match between New Zealand and England, the highly-anticipated clash will start off with an extravagant musical ceremony planned by the BCCI, the host board.

IND vs PAK pre-match ceremony: What is it?


The BCCI is organizing a musical ceremony ahead of the India-Pakistan game in Ahmedabad, which will see several star performers from the Bollywood industry make an appearance and perform ahead of the marquee encounter.

IND vs PAK pre-match ceremony: Who will perform?

The musical ceremony will include performances from several lead singers and musicians from Bollywood like Arijit Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, and Sukhwinder Singh among others.

Golden ticket holders Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth are also expected to be present for the event.

IND vs PAK pre-match ceremony: When and where will it take place?

The ceremony will take place before the start of the India-Pakistan game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14. The pre-match show is scheduled to start at 12:30pm IST, one and a half hours before the start time of the match, that is, 2 pm local time.

IND vs PAK pre-match ceremony: Where to watch live?

The pre-match ceremony will be broadcast live across the Star Sports network in India with free live-streaming available on the Hotstar app and website.

For the full details of where to watch the pre-match ceremony from different regions around the world, click here.

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