Asia Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony, timing, performers, and live-streaming details
The 16th edition of the Asia Cup is set to commence on August 30 with Pakistan and Nepal locking horns in the tournament opener. But as we always see, there will be an opening ceremony whenever a multi-nation or multi-team tournament starts. It creates a new excitement in the viewer’s mind and enlightens the tournament even more. There will be an opening ceremony of the Asia Cup 2023 as well just before the first game of the tournament.
We will give you all the information regarding the opening ceremony of the Asia Cup 2023. Also, some other information you need to know. So let’s dive into it quickly.
When will be the first match?
The first match will happen on August 30 between Pakistan and Nepal in Multan, Pakistan. According to the local time, the game will start at 2:30 PM (3:00 PM IST).
Asia Cup 2023 Opening Ceremony
Before the first game, the opening ceremony will happen at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The organizers haven’t given a proper timing for the Asia Cup 2023 opening ceremony. But it is expected that it will happen 90 minutes before the game starts. The time duration of the ceremony will be 1:00-1:30 hours.
Performers in the Asia Cup 2023 Ceremony
Atif Aslam and AR Rahman, two well-known musicians, will perform at the opening ceremony. Aima Baig and Nepali Popular Singer Trishala Gurung will also be performing at the opening ceremony of the Asia Cup. There will also be performances of traditional Asian music and dance.
Dance performances also lined up
If you are a fan of dancing and some traditional Asian music, the ceremony evening will be for you. There will be some dance performances by the professional dancers in the opening ceremony.
Where to watch the live Asia Cup 2023 opening ceremony?
Star Sports will broadcast the whole event in India along with the opening ceremony.
The following channels will telecast the Asia Cup 2023
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil SD + HD, Star Sports 1 Telugu SD+HD, Star Sports 1 Kannada
If you are not from India, here are the broadcasting details in other countries:-
Pakistan: PTV Sports and Ten Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
South Africa: SuperSport
United Kingdom: TNT Sports app
Australia: Fox Sports and FOXTel app
Where to watch the live stream?
You can visit Disney+ Hotstar for the live streaming of the Asia Cup 2023. The platform will stream the whole tournament for free.
So these are the details regarding the Asia Cup 2023 opening ceremony. Now, let’s see some other information regarding one of the biggest Asian tournaments in cricket.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka to host the tournament
After ACC’s acceptance of the hybrid model suggested by the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board), the tournament will happen in two countries (Pakistan and Sri Lanka) across four venues.
Multan will only host the first game. The rest of the Pakistan leg (which includes 3 games) will be hosted by Lahore, including one game of Super 4s on September 06.
Sri Lanka’s leg (which includes 9 games) will happen in Kandy and Colombo. The final will happen on September 17 in R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, starting at 3:00 P, local time (3:00 PM IST as well).
6 teams divided into two groups
The two groups (Group A and Group B) will be there in the Asia Cup. Group A consists of India, Pakistan, and Nepal. On the other hand, Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
The top two teams from both the groups will reach the Super 4s stage. And the top 2 teams will play the final of the Asia Cup.
Where to follow the live scores?
You can follow all the live scores of the Asia Cup 2023 on some of the big platforms like Cricbuzz App or website, ESPNCricinfo App or Website, etc.
How to book Asia Cup 2023 match tickets?
If you want to catch live action right from the stadium, you can book your tickets on pcb.bookme.pk. Fill in the required details, complete the payment (according to your choice), and enjoy the game.
So these are a few details regarding the Asia Cup 2023 opening ceremony. We gave you all the details from the venue, timings to the events, performers, and the live streaming in the Asia Cup 2023 opening ceremony.
What do you think? Who will win the tournament opener? Will the host Pakistan come out good in front of their home crowd? Or will the newcomers Nepal will make an upset? Comment your predictions below.
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