India is gearing up to host the much-anticipated ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after 12 years. The last time India hosted the tournament was in 2011 when the Men in Blue clinched the trophy as well. Cricket is celebrated and worshipped in the entire country and fans are so excited to witness the glory and grandeur of matches live from the stadiums. Here’s all you need to know about the event and its impacts.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Anthem Is Out!
Here’s the YouTube video of the anthem shared by ICC.
We are only about 2 weeks away from the much-awaited cricket tournament. In between all the excitement and anticipation for the event, its official anthem, “Dil Jashn Bole” has been released. Ranveer Singh can be seen as the lead role in this amazing anthem of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup is all set to kickstart on October 5, 2023, with an intense clash between England and New Zealand. The venue for the opening match is Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. India is gearing up to witness a major tourist footfall during the entire cricket World Cup. Not only Indians will travel to other venue cities to watch the matches but cricket enthusiasts from abroad will also fly here to watch their country play and cheer and support them.
The Tournament’s Impact On Tourism
The travel and tourism industry is definitely benefitting a lot from the enthusiasm of cricket fans. In between the festival season in India, the host cities are witnessing a crazy record of tourist footfall during the upcoming matches. The hospitality sector is surely doing a fantastic business.
And a significant impact of the cricket fever in India is very much visible. Finding a hotel in the host cities during the matches is probably the toughest job to do right now. For highly intense matches like India vs Pakistan in Narendra Modi Stadium, the hotels got booked within a very short span of time.
Seeing the demand, prices of hotels have witnessed a major surge in venue cities. The rates have almost doubled in all the cities during the matches. Be it Ahmedabad or Pune, hotel rates are still skyrocketing ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
5-star hotels in Pune are increasing to somewhere between ₹20,000 and ₹25,000 from ₹8,000 and ₹10,000 during India vs Bangladesh, according to a report by The Times of India. Ever since the schedule for the World Cup was released, the prices of hotels have been increasing uncontrollably in Ahmedabad.
Not just hotel rooms and stay options, prices for flight tickets are witnessing an uptick as well.
Merchandise for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is available on many websites. From clothing to coffee mugs, there are so many different kinds of products to get your hands on ahead of the World Cup.
Are you excited for the event?
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