ICC revealed the logo for the upcoming 2023 World Cup on Sunday with six months to go before the prestigious men’s ODI event. The Cricket World Cup has embraced the concept of ‘Navarasa’, the nine emotions experienced by audiences during high-stakes matches.
Derived from Indian theatre, the ‘Navarasa’ has been adapted to the cricketing world, using symbols and colors to express the emotions fans encounter during a World Cup match. These emotions include joy, power, anguish, respect, pride, bravery, glory, wonder, and passion, which all encapsulate the reactions elicited by a Cricket World Cup.
India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, acknowledges the range of feelings leading up to the tournament and plans to channel the excitement and anticipation as the team prepares for their home stand. He emphasizes the importance of thorough preparation in the coming months to maximize their chances of lifting the trophy.
“With six months to go until the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and the excitement is really starting to build. Playing a World Cup on home soil is every player’s dream, even more so as captain and I can’t wait for it to start. The Men’s Cricket World Cup is a very special event for everyone involved in cricket and we will be doing everything over the next few months to prepare as best we can to give us the greatest chance to lift the trophy,” Rohit Sharma said.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah highlights the significance of commemorating the 2011 victory and its lasting impact on the country while expressing hope for creating new memories in the upcoming event. To celebrate the 12-year milestone, ICC’s digital collectable partner FanCraze will gift MS Dhoni a Navarasa-themed ‘glory’ Digital Collectible.
“The BCCI is looking forward to hosting the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and creating a memorable event for fans both in India and around the world. We cannot wait until October to see world class cricket on show in the pinnacle event of the one-day game and for India to host an incredible spectacle,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said as quoted by ICC.
So far, seven out of ten teams have qualified for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Screen Grabs from ICC World Cup Promo
The eighth spot will be taken by the eighth-placed finisher of the Cricket World Cup Super League, while the final two spots will be determined by the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in June and July.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice shares his excitement as anticipation builds for the tournament.
The unveiling of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 brand, featuring the Navarasa, demonstrates the raw emotion and enjoyment that cricket brings to fans worldwide.
The next six months promise to be thrilling as preparations are made for the biggest Cricket World Cup ever.