Mascot Duo for Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023: Ahead of the World Cup 2023 start, ICC released the Mascot Duo for Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. As per World Cup 2023 schedule, South Africa will play their first game against Sri Lanka on October 7 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
It will be the first time the competition is held entirely in India; three previous editions were partially hosted there – 1987, 1996, and 2011.
Mascot Duo for Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
Under ICC regulations all teams are given a deadline of September 28 to announce their World Cup 2023 squad. All matches of the tournament will be played across 10 venues in different cities of India.
The mascots were unveiled during an event in Gurugram in India in the presence of the captains of the reigning U19 World Cup Champions, Yash Dhull and Shafali Verma.
“Originating from a distant cricket utopia called the Crictoverse, the male and female mascots represent distinct traits that stand as symbols of both gender equality and diversity”, ICC statement reads.
The two #CWC23 mascots are here 😍
— ICC (@ICC) August 19, 2023
“With a turbo-powered arm propelling fireballs at lightning speed, the female character’s pinpoint accuracy leaves even the boldest batters in awe.
Her unmatched reflexes, fierce flexibility, and fervent determination make her a supercharged fast bowling prowess. Adorned with a belt carrying six power cricket orbs, each strategically prepared for various game-changing tactics, she stands ever-ready to set the game aflame”.
“The male character exudes an unmistakable blend of sub-zero coolness and high-voltage batting prowess. His every shot, from sneaky finesse to seam-smashing sixes, resonates with an electrifying force that captivates audiences. His electromagnetic bat and versatile shot repertoire amplify the excitement, setting the stage alight and electrifying the crease with every stroke”.
“The fans will have the unique opportunity to participate in the all-important naming stage before 27 August”, the statement further added.
Speaking about the unveiling of the mascots, ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said: “We are delighted to launch the ICC’s mascot duo ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
“The perpetual characters signify cricket’s universal appeal beyond cultures and boundaries with the mascots standing as beacons of unity and passion. With representation of both genders, they epitomize the vital role of gender equality in our dynamic world”.
“In line with the ICC’s and cricket’s priority to connect with the next generation of cricket fans, these mascots hold the power to engage and entertain children, fostering a lifelong love for the sport beyond ICC events.”
During the lead-up and the tournament, the mascot duo will engage with fans in person, through broadcasts, and on digital platforms. Fans can purchase a variety of Crictoverse products, including exclusive mascot-themed merchandise such as sunglasses, available for sale both online and at venues.