“Humbled to be presenting in India"
Cricket commentator Zainab Abbas has revealed she will be travelling to India to present the ICC World Cup 2023.
Zainab took to X and told her followers that she was humbled to be joining the lineup of commentators and presenters.
Addressing her followers, Zainab said:
“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 and love for art and a country with a billion people, here to represent, to create content and bring in expertise from the best in the business.
“Humbled to be presenting in India at the Cricket WC 2023 for the ICC again. A journey away from home of 6 weeks starts now.”
The post was met with congratulatory messages.
One comment read: “A warm welcome to you!
“I hope you enjoy our hospitality and at the same time enjoy your time here and explore this beautiful country. Looking forward to you presenting the World Cup.”
Another said: “Wish you the best Zainab. Keep working and motivating us.”
In a statement, ICC said they announced some of the names that would be part of the commentary panel, including Ramiz Raja and Waqar Younis.
The statement read:
“ICC TVs coverage of the event will include a pre-match show, an innings interval programme and a post-match wrap-up.”
“Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and former England skipper Eoin Morgan will join the coverage.
“They will be supported by other World Cup winners Shane Watson, Lisa Sthalekar, Ramiz Raja, Ravi Shastri, Aaron Finch, Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden.”
It was further revealed that Shaun Pollock, Anjum Chopra and Michael Atherton would also be joining the commentary box.
The cricketing competition is set to begin on October 5 to November 19 across ten venues with ten teams participating.
The opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Zainab Abbas began her sports career when she appeared as a guest on Dunya News for the 2015 Cricket World Cup alongside former national team players Saeed Ajmal and Imran Nazir.
In 2019, Zainab won Sports TV Host of the Year and a year later, she was named among the 100 most influential people in Asia, the UK and the EU, as released by the New York Press Agency.