ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony Highlights: The World Cup 2019 opening ceremony took place at the Mall, opposite Buckingham Palace in Central London.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony Highlights: The World Cup 2019 opening ceremony took place at the Mall, opposite Buckingham Palace in Central London on Wednesday. Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Shibani Dandekar and Comedian Paddy McGuinness will be hosted the World Cup Ceremony. Prior to the opening ceremony, the captains of 10 teams participating in the World Cup met the members of the British Royal family at a gala event.
The 10 captains were present at the ceremony. England won the exciting 60-second challenge scoring 74. Each team had two members, one cricketer, and a representative. Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen featured in the England team which scored 74 beating Australia (69) by a narrow margin. The lowest score at the event was recorded by India. Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble and Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar could manage to score only 19.
The event also had performances from English singer John Newman at the start performing ‘Feel the love’. The ceremony was concluded by the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 theme song, ‘Stand By’, a collaboration between LORYN and Rudimental.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony Highlights:
The World Cup 2019 opening ceremony concludes
The World Cup 2019 opening ceremony comes to an end. The ceremony had the exciting 60-second challenge to add to the fun quotient and at the end, a few quotes from World Cup 2015-winning captain Michael Clarke. That’s it from the ceremony folks. See you in the World Cup opener between England and South Africa tomorrow.
When captains met the Royal family
Opening ceremony comes to an end!
Tonight’s party comes to a close with a rendition of the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 theme song, ‘Stand By’, a collaboration between LORYN and Rudimental.
Malala Yousufzai praises women cricketers
“We now see more and more women take part in cricket. I think women should take part more in sport. I have been a big fan of cricket since my childhood. I think this sport connects different people from different cultures. We’re all here to celebrate cricket,” says Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai, who earlier represented Pakistan in the 60-second challenge.
Clarke carries the World Cup trophy
Michael Clarke brings the ICC World Cup 2019 trophy accompanied by Graeme Swann. Clarke feels England have a chance to win the World Cup seeing the way they have played in previous three-four months.
England win 60-second challenge
England duo including Kevin Pietersen hit the ball all over. They score 74 runs and beat Australia who scored 69 in the 60-second challenge.
India score just 19
The Indian duo Anil Kumble and Farhan Akhtar scored just 19. They got bowled a few times in 60 seconds. The lowest score in the 60-second challenge. Andrew Flintoff seems happy about it.
New Zealand score 32
New Zealand could score only 32. The BlackCaps team included James Franklin. South African team had Jacques Kallis and footballer Steve Pienaar. They scored 48.
Pakistan score 38, Australia score 69
Pakistan score 38, not a bad score but not brilliant either. Pakistan are followed by Australia. Brett Lee is hitting it all over. The highest score of the evening yet. The Aussie score 69!
Bangladesh score 22
Abdur Razzaq featured in Bangladesh team. They score just 22 as the other representative missed a few deliveries.
West Indies score 47
West Indies team featuring legend Viv Richards and Olympic athlete Yohan Blake score 47.
Sri Lanka score 43
Mahela Jayawardene featured in Sri Lanka’s 60-second challenge. Sri Lanka score 43 runs.
Afghanistan score 52
Afghanistan start off the challenge with 52 runs in the 60-second challenge.
The 60-second challenge
We have a 60-second challenge taking place between the various ‘teams’, with each side represented by two guest figures. Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble and Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar are representing India at the event, which also involves legends of the game such as Viv Richards, Jacques Kallis, Brett Lee, Kevin Pietersen among others. The team with the highest score in sixty seconds will win the challenge. Former Australia batsman David Boon is the umpire for this little game.
John Newman on the stage
English singer John Newman sings ‘Feel the love’ at the opening ceremony.
Virat Kohli overwhelmed with fans’ support
“Lovely to be here. Such a huge fan base here. That’s a thing of pressure and a thing of pride as well. We’ll look to utilise the crowd advantage,” says India skipper Virat Kohli at the opening ceremony.
Viv Richards in the house
England captain has his say
“We can’t wait to start. Tomorrow’s obviously a very exciting day. Incredibly proud to be where we’re at. Hope to be good hosts,” says English captain Eoin Morgan.
Crowd goes berserk
The crowd lets out a huge cheer as Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan come on the stage.
Here we go
Andrew Flintoff, Shibani Dandekar, and Paddy McGuinness host the opening ceremony. The hosts are calling the captains on the stage.
Opening ceremony to start shortly
We are just minutes away from World Cup 2019 opening ceremony. Stay tuned.
Opening ceremony to start shortly
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Hello and Welcome
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