With the 12th edition of ICC cricket world cup starting from tomorrow May 30, the wait for this cricket carnival is coming to its end with less than 24 hours to go.
The much-awaited Cricket World Cup 2019 officially begins with a glittering opening ceremony at the iconic The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace in central London.
Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness, and Shibani Dandekar are hosting the World Cup 2019 opening ceremony. The Mall is flooded with cricket fans from across the globe. There are few, in fact, many India flags as well.
The 10 team captains are marching in on the stage with their flags. Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib came first while England Eoin Morgan was the last one to join the stage.
“We can t wait to start. Tomorrow s obviously a very exciting day. Incredibly proud to be where we re at. Hoep to be good hosts,” says England captain Eoin Morgan at the opening ceremony.
“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 event.
West Indies legend Vivian Richards is also present at the Opening party in London.
Members of the British royal family are expected to make an appearance at the World Cup opening party.
Drum and Bass Band Rudimental are also expected to add some flavour to the ceremony. One may also spot a Vladimir putin doppelganger at The Mall road.