The International Cricket Council on Saturday introduced the mascots for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The two characters, a male and a female, were dressed in futuristic suits and hails from Crictoverse, according to an ICC press release.
Moreover, the fans will now be able to name these two characters by going to the link https://www.cricketworldcup.com/mascots and giving their entries till August 27, the release further stated.
The two characters who represent distinct qualities that emerge as symbols of gender equality and diversity, were unveiled at an event in the presence of the Under-19 women’s and men’s winning captains Shafali Verma and Yash Dhull.
This time around, the organizers have clearly gone for a more new age vibe with the characters, straying away from their usual animal and other related designs when representing the 50-over extravaganza in India like Stumpy the Elephant during the 2011 World Cup and the Googlee cricket ball which had arms and legs and was dressed in a helmet, gloves and pads in 1996.
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For example, the ICC release described the female mascot of the upcoming World Cup as a character “with a turbo-powered arm propelling fireballs at lightning speed, the female character’s pinpoint accuracy leaves even the boldest batters in awe. Her unmatched reflexes, fierce flexibility, and fervent determination make her a supercharged fast bowling prowess. Adorned with a belt carrying six power cricket orbs, each strategically prepared for various game-changing tactics, she stands ever-ready to set the game aflame.”
Meanwhile, the male character was described as “exuding an unmistakable blend of sub-zero coolness and high-voltage batting prowess. His every shot, from sneaky finesse to seam-smashing sixes, resonates with an electrifying force that captivates audiences. His electromagnetic bat and versatile shot repertoire amplify the excitement, setting the stage alight and electrifying the crease with every stroke.”
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The launch event featured a 3D anamorphic video display that unveiled the origins of the mascots and their journey to join the World Cup. Attendees were treated to an immersive hyper-visual experience, through the medium of optical illusions that engaged on-site and remote audiences alike, the press release further stated.