Rajinikanth will ‘grace’ the cricketing extravaganza as a ‘distinguished guest,’ the BCCI said in a social media post along with a photo in which honorary secretary Jay Shah can be handing over the ticket to the star.
The Golden Ticket allows unhindered access during the multi-country tournament.
“The Phenomenon Beyond Cinema! The BCCI Honorary Secretary @JayShah presented the golden ticket to Shri @rajinikanth, the true embodiment of charisma and cinematic brilliance. The legendary actor has left an indelible mark on the hearts of millions, transcending language and culture,” it said.
“We are thrilled to announce that Thalaiva will grace the @ICC @cricketworldcup 2023 as our distinguished guest and will light up the biggest cricketing spectacle with his presence. #GoldenTicket,” BCCI added.
The marquee tournament will kick off with the 2019 edition finalists-England and New Zealand- facing off in the inaugural tie.
The golden tickets are a promotional strategy used by the BCCI for the showpiece event it is hosting, with the recipients granted VIP treatment during World Cup matches.
(With inputs from PTI)