The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is set to be launched today with a lavishing opening ceremony at The Mall, a famous road city of London. The ceremony will be hosted by England's former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff and comedian Paddy McGuinness. The mega event will be attended by about 4,000 people. Meanwhile, if you're on Indian Standard Time, then you can watch the Opening ceremony here.
In what promises to be the most celebrated ceremony in cricket’s history, the fans will be treated to live sport, music and amusement for the entire duration of the ceremony. “It will be the most celebrated start to a Cricket World Cup ever,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) had earlier said in a press release. Although the participating teams will not be attending the ceremony, many former players and celebrities will be present to help kick-start the competition.
At least one former player and a celebrity icon from each of the 10 participating teams are expected to be present at the ceremony. According to a report from The Times, England will be represented by Kevin Pietersen and Chris Hughes.
ICC remained hopeful that the party-like opening ceremony will not only attract more audience but also act as a booster for the popularity of the tournament. The ceremony is also going to stage a live cricket match between the former player and some current cricketers – depending on who attends. The night promises to be an exciting adventure and provide a perfect opening for the World Cup 2019.
When to Watch Opening Ceremony of Cricket World Cup 2019? Know Date, Time & Venue Details:
The opening ceremony of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held on May 29, 2019 (Wednesday). The ceremony will begin at 09:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time), 04:00 GMT and 05:00 pm BST (British Standard Time). The opening ceremony will be held at The Mall, which is located near the Buckingham Palace in Central London.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming, Live Telecast Online & Live Updates:
Star Sports holds the broadcast rights of Cricket World Cup 2019 in India. It will also provide the live telecast of World Cup opening ceremony. The live telecast of the opening ceremony will be available on Star Sports 1 and 2. The live streaming of the opening ceremony will be available on Hotstar. In England, Sky Sports have broadcasting rights. BBC will be providing the live updates.