Zainab Abbas, a Pakistani host, is “humbled” by the thought of joining the list of famous experts and hosts for the ICC World Cup 2023, which starts on October 5 in India. Zainab told everyone on X, which used to be called Twitter, that she would be a presenter at the big event. The host said she was always interested in what India has to offer.
ICC World Cup 2023 presenter Zainab Abbas joins panel
Both India and Pakistan are close by, but their relations are not very good, so there aren’t many cultural exchanges. From October 5 to November 19, 2023, the ICC World Cup will be held in India. Ten teams will compete for the coveted title in ten different sites. The opening game and the final will both be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
As part of the round-robin system, all 45 league matches in the Cricket World Cup will be played between all 32 teams. The playoffs will be held in Mumbai on November 15 and in Kolkata on November 16. The top four teams will make it there. There will be spare days for the semi-finals and the final.
“There was always intrigue on what lies on the other side, more cultural similarities than differences, rivals on the field but camaraderie off the field, the same language & love for art & a country with a billion people, here to represent, to create content & bring in expertise from the best in the business,” said Zainab.
“The commentary box will mark the return of Nasser Hussain, Ian Smith and Ian Bishop, who called the memorable 2019 World Cup final between England and New Zealand.
“More international icons and former captains including Waqar Younis, Shaun Pollock, Anjum Chopra and Michael Atherton will also be calling the action live from the commentary box.
“They will be joined in on the fun by former international stars like Simon Doull, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Sanjay Manjrekar, Katey Martin, Dinesh Karthik, Dirk Nannes, Samuel Badree, Athar Ali Khan and Russel Arnold.
“The panel will be rounded off some of the leading broadcasters in the world who have had their fair share of iconic calls, including Harsha Bhogle, Kass Naidoo, Mark Nicholas, Natalie Germanos, Mark Howard and Ian Ward.”