ICC World Cup 2015 opening ceremony was held in Melbourne, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand on 12 February 2015. The cricket fans were so much happy and leafy as World Cup is the first time in 23 years in Australia and New Zealand.
The formal part of which began with a lone bagpiper and ended with a booming fireworks display –the biggest in the city’s history. International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson unveiled the Cricket World Cup trophy for 2015, saying it was a symbol of the ICC’s values of excellence, integrity and inclusion.
ICC World Cup 2015’s first or opening match will be between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Hagley Oval on Saturday, 14th February 2015. In the Cricket World Cup 2015 opening ceremony it was equally celebrated Christchurch’s resilience as it literally lifted itself from ruins to host the opening and opening match of cricket’s four-yearly festival.
Three of New Zealand’s favourite cricketing sons Sir Richard Hadlee, Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum were present at the opening ceremony at the Christchurch.
Around 80 children were joined by famous players in games of backyard cricket played on four giant ovals, divided into 14 individual grounds representing the 14 nations taking part in the World Cup Cricket tournament. Each of the four areas was overlooked by a stage on which cultural performers from Sri Lanka and India, West Indian steel bands, Scottish and Irish dancers and indigenous Maori haka groups — in total more than 1,000 participants, performed for enthralled crowds.
The Melbourne opening celebration at Sidney Myer Music Bowl had involved World Cup players and legends, cultural and music performances, a spectacular fireworks display and more.
The participating 14 country’s special performances were presented by artists where from India side, the group of artists performed energetic dance on ‘dhating nach’ song from Bollywood movie ‘Phata Poster, Nikla Hero’.
It was such a grand and glimpsing Cricket World Cup 2015 opening ceremony and now for upcoming 44 days there will be only n only cricket everywhere.
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