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Diwali meets Cricket World Cup: A spectacular celebration of light and sound at Gateway of India (WATCH)

Explore the vibrant fusion of Diwali and the Cricket World Cup celebration at Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India, as the International Cricket Council presents a dazzling spectacle through a captivating light and sound show.

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First Published Nov 10, 2023, 8:45 PM IST

In a heartwarming convergence of two major festivals, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday shared a delightful celebration at the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai. This unique event brought together the joyous spirit of Diwali and the excitement of the Cricket World Cup 2023, creating a festive atmosphere that resonated with fans across the globe. 

The ICC, through a post on its official social media platform X, provided a glimpse into this extraordinary amalgamation of festivities. The post featured a captivating video showcasing a dazzling light and sound show at the Gateway of India, transforming the iconic monument into a canvas of colors and cricketing excitement.

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The video, undoubtedly a visual treat, captured the essence of Diwali with vibrant lights illuminating the iconic structure, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness. Against this backdrop, the Cricket World Cup theme added a sporty touch, infusing the celebration with the passion and energy that cricket enthusiasts worldwide hold for the game.

The Gateway of India, standing tall as a symbol of Mumbai's rich heritage, provided the perfect setting for this dual celebration. As the lights danced to the rhythm of the beats, it served as a metaphorical gateway to the ongoing Cricket World Cup, building further anticipation and excitement among fans as the tournament inches closer to the semifinals.

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The fusion of Diwali and the Cricket World Cup is not just a celebration but a reflection of the cultural diversity and unity that sports, particularly cricket, brings to the world. The ICC's initiative to merge these two significant events in a grand spectacle not only delighted fans but also highlighted the shared joy and passion that festivals and sports evoke.

Cricket has always been more than just a game in India; it's a celebration in itself. By intertwining Diwali, the festival of lights, with the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023, the ICC not only showcased the universal appeal of the sport but also reinforced its role as a unifying force that transcends borders and cultures.

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