World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony: On this occasion, there were two representatives from every country who formally played cricket. Former India captain and coach Anil Kumble has teamed up with actor Farhan Akhtar.
London: The first match of the ICC World Cup-2019 will be played between hosts England and South Africa on Thursday, but World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony was held here in the prestigious London Mall near Birmingham Palace.
England’s Queen Elizabeth met the captains of all the teams here and photographed with them. Indian captain Virat Kohli said, “It seems very good to be here, we have a lot of fans here, it is a matter of pressure and pride.” We will try to take advantage of our support here.
England captain Eoin Morgan said, “We are eagerly waiting for our first match. The day of Virar is a very important day for us. We are proud to be where we are.” On this occasion, there were two representatives from every country who formally played cricket.
Former India captain and coach Anil Kumble has teamed up with actor Farhan Akhtar while Malala Yousafzai and Azhar from Pakistan, Vivian Richards and runner John Black from West Indies, Jacques Kallis from South Africa, Australia From the side, Brett Lee and Kevin Pietersen have been present on behalf of the host country.
On this occasion, Malala said, “Now we can see that more and more women are participating in cricket, I think women should be more involved in sports.” I am a big fan of cricket since childhood. This game connects people coming from different types of culture.
We all have come here to celebrate cricket. “Michael Clark, who won the world cup last time, and England’s former off-spinner Graeme Swann parade the trophy and later put him in the hall.
Clarke said on this occasion, “It is very special, my career involves playing the world in the memories of the moment, winning the 2015 World Cup was fantastic, the last three to four months have been good for Australia, the teams here have a fantastic tournament”. In the World Cup, India have to play their first match against South Africa on June 5.