Emirates Takes Flight as Official Airline Partner of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Cricket enthusiasts rejoice as Emirates partners with ICC for the 2023 Cricket World Cup

Cricket fever is about to reach its pinnacle as Emirates, the Global Partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC), once again dons the mantle of Official Airline Partner for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The tournament, a thrilling extravaganza of cricket, will unfold across India from October 5th to November 19th.

To mark the beginning of the 13th edition of this prestigious cricketing event, Emirates has released an engaging video featuring Dinesh Karthik, the renowned Indian wicketkeeper-batsman. In this light-hearted clip, Dinesh Karthik can be seen enjoying the live cricket action on Emirates’ inflight entertainment system from the comfort of Premium Economy. Premium Economy seats will soon be available on Emirates routes to Mumbai and Bangalore starting October 29th.

[Watch the video here], and experience the excitement that’s filling the air on Emirates’ social media channels.

This year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will be hosted across ten cities in India, gathering ten teams from various cricket-playing nations, including the defending champions, England. They will battle fiercely to seize the coveted Cricket World Cup Trophy, which has already found its way to India in anticipation of the tournament.

The tournament’s first 45 matches are scheduled to take place in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Dharmshala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, and Mumbai. The semi-finals will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata, with the grand finale set for November 19th at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, known as the largest sports stadium globally, with a colossal seating capacity of 132,000 spectators.

Emirates’ Role at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

As the Official Airline Partner of the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup, Emirates will ensure cricket fans traveling on its flights during the tournament never miss a moment of the action. Passengers can tune in to Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra to catch all the games. Emirates will have a strong presence at the stadiums during the 48 matches in India, with hospitality and ticketing rights, as well as select in-stadium activations to enhance the excitement.

Cricket enthusiasts can follow #CWC23, explore the ICC’s Instagram and Facebook pages, and witness captivating Emirates Fly Better Moments of the Day after each match, showcasing the best catches, hits, and run-outs.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, held every four years, is the most popular global cricket event on the sports calendar. This edition will be the first to take place exclusively in India, and it will feature Dinesh Karthik making his commentary debut at the World Cup.

Emirates and ICC: A Long-Standing Partnership

Emirates has maintained a strong association with the ICC and its major events, including the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, and the ICC World Test Championship.

Additionally, Emirates’ logo features on the official kit of the ICC Elite and International Panels of Umpires. Since 2002, Emirates has been the primary sponsor of these panels, which officiate Test Matches and One Day Internationals worldwide. Alongside umpires, Emirates also sponsors the Elite and International Panels of ICC Match Referees. As the Global Partner of the ICC, the airline provides transport for umpires and referees to international events, further solidifying its commitment to cricket.

Connecting Cricket Lovers Worldwide

Emirates’ dedication to cricket extends across Asia, Australasia, and the UK. In addition to its significant partnership with the ICC, the airline engages with cricket enthusiasts through its enduring collaboration with Durham County Cricket Club in the UK, which began in 2010. Emirates is also the title sponsor of the Durham Lancashire Emirates Trophy and has held the naming rights sponsorship for Emirates Old Trafford since 2013, one of England’s most historic and premier cricket grounds, and the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Emirates inaugurated its India services in 1985 and has since expanded its operations to serve nine destinations across the country. Presently, Emirates operates a total of 167 weekly flights from Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.

For more information, visit emirates.com.

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