I have known for a long time that Indians love cricket, it is like a religion over there but it wasn’t until I was touring the country in 2011 during the World Cup that I realised how passionate the Indians are about the sport.
Everywhere I travelled, I would see kids playing cricket on makeshift pitches and on wasteland or anywhere that they could throw a ball and swing a bat. During the World Cup the mood of the nation was lifted every time India won a match and more kids piled onto the streets and parks to play cricket. The Indian team colours could be seen everywhere. Poor and rich alike embraced and soaked in their national team’s success. Especially the poor, something finally to smile about, something to be happy about. I could feel the passion of the people. It was infectious, so much so that I started to support India myself, even when they played against England.
India went on to win the Cricket World cup in 2011 which they incidentally co hosted. I loved seeing the fans celebrate, especially the young kids. Since this time I have always taken an interest in cricket, above all international cricket.
Now the World Cup is returning to India in October/ November 2023 and I for one will be there to witness this festival of cricket, this festival of sport. It is after all that during these times we realise the power of sport. How can a man throwing a ball and a man batting light up a nation, a nation of 1.3 billion people? India’s victories give the people hope, peace and a sense of belonging.
England are the present World Cup holders and will be defending their title in India in October and November 2023. This is a great opportunity to experience a World Cup like no other in a land of cricket lovers, a land that is truly worth discovering. Why not take that trip to India and combine the Cricket World cup with a sightseeing tour to experience some true Indian experiences. How often would a chance come up to see England defend the World Cup and see the Taj Mahal or watch World Cup Cricket then go on a Tiger safari or watch world cup cricket and stay in a Maharaja’s Palace. Watch world cup cricket and then lie on the beach in Goa. World Cup cricket with the Golden Triangle. With all this in mind, I have decided to offer some amazing packages or just cricket. With every cricket package I have a non cricket option.
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