The city of Multan, Pakistan, was adorned in splendor as it played host to the spectacular opening ceremony of the Asia Cup 2023 at the iconic Multan Cricket Stadium
The cultural tapestry of Pakistan and Asia was showcased through mesmerizing dance performances, musical interludes, and artistic expressions that captivated the audience’s hearts.
As the battle for Asian champion kicks off today with the first match of the continental tournament between Pakistan and Nepal, a duo of renowned singers Aima Baig and Trishala Gurung performed at the opening ceremony at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
“Enjoy live fireworks and performances by Aima Baig and Nepal’s Trishala Gurung, followed by the opening match between Pakistan and Nepal,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a statement on X.
The City of Saints hosted the first match of the Asia Cup 2023 as a large number of spectators are expected to fill the stadium. The tournament will be played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Four matches will be played in Pakistan, while nine, including the final, will be played in Sri Lanka.
Six Asian teams will be in action at the Asia Cup that will run from August 30 to September 17: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and tournament debutants Nepal, who have qualified after winning the men’s Premier Cup earlier this year.
The 2023 edition will be played in the 50-over format in order to help the teams prepare for the World Cup in India later this year. While India is the defending champion of the 50-over Asia Cup, which was last held in 2018.