The 2019 ICC World Cup officially kicked off with captains of the 10 nations attending jointly in an exilerating opening ceremony on May 29th,2019 that was presented by former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Shibani Dandekar opposite to the Buckingham Palace in London.
“We can’t wait to start,” England captain Eoin Morgan stated as the crowd present welcomed the skippers with thunderous applause.
“It is lovely to be here. There’s 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,” India skipper Virat Kohli asserted at the opening ceremony.
Prior to the merry ceremony at the Mall in central London, the 10 captains were at Buckingham Palace they met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and other members of the Royal Family at a gala celebration. The pictures of Her Majesty Queen along with Captains of the teams were shared in their official Twitter page.
After getting together with the Royal Family, the 10 captains joined the special invitees at the Garden Party created and hosted by the Queen at the Palace.
On top of that present at the ceremony was the legendary Sir Vivian Richards and just as was John Newman who sang the song ‘Feel the Love’ by Rudimental.
Michael Clarke carried the World Cup 2019 trophy along with Graeme Swann. Clarke can feel that England have got a possibility to win the World Cup observing the way they have actually performed in the previous three-four months.
The opening ceremony also spotted its share of fun and games with an innovative 60-second challenge, in which teams were indicated by 2 ‘guest figures’. Former Australia batsman David Boon was the umpire to do this little game.
The World Cup, that is back in England for the very first time in 2 decades, will see its first match played today,on May 30 at the Kensington Oval in London between hosts England and South Africa.
The team headed by Eoin Morgan have enter into the tournament as the top ranked side in the ODI format, to keep up against a Dale Steyn-less South Africa. Two sides continue to be on the ferret out their very first World Cup crown.Share this to your,