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ICC World Cup 2019: Glimpses of the opening ceremony

Updated : 2019-05-30 06:49:54

The ICC World Cup 2019 began with a glittering opening ceremony in London on Wednesday, a day before the blockbuster opening content between England and South Africa. The two teams will clash at the Oval to mark the beginning of the showpiece event in UK.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednesday had its official opening ceremony at the iconic Mall in London where an array of stars were present. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednesday had its official opening ceremony at the iconic Mall in London where an array of stars were present. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
Kevin Pietersen, Shibani Dandekar and Paddy McGuinness were hosting the opening party. Captain of 10 teams, former players and celebrities were present. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
Kevin Pietersen, Shibani Dandekar and Paddy McGuinness were hosting the opening party. Captain of 10 teams, former players and celebrities were present. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
Former cricketer Vivian Richards and singer John Newman were also present at the opening ceremony. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
Former cricketer Vivian Richards and singer John Newman were also present at the opening ceremony. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
England Captain Eoin Morgan, India captain Virat Kohli and South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis were among the 10 captains that were present. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
England Captain Eoin Morgan, India captain Virat Kohli and South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis were among the 10 captains that were present. (Twitter: Cricket World Cup)
Britain's Prince Harry meets England cricket captain Eoin Morgan, second right, Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza, second left, and India captain Virat Kohli during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AP/PTI photo (AP5_29_2019_000151B)
Britain's Prince Harry meets England cricket captain Eoin Morgan, second right, Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza, second left, and India captain Virat Kohli during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AP/PTI photo (AP5_29_2019_000151B)
Britain's Prince Harry meets England cricket captain Eoin Morgan, second right, Australia captain Aaron Finch, second left, Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza, center, and India captain Virat Kohli during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (Yui Mok/Pool photo via AP)(AP5_29_2019_000152B)
Britain's Prince Harry meets England cricket captain Eoin Morgan, second right, Australia captain Aaron Finch, second left, Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza, center, and India captain Virat Kohli during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (Yui Mok/Pool photo via AP)(AP5_29_2019_000152B)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets, from left, Afghanistan cricket captain Gulbadin Naib, Australia captain Aaron Finch, Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza, England captain Eoin Morgan and India captain Virat Kohli during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AP/PTI(AP5_29_2019_000154B)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets, from left, Afghanistan cricket captain Gulbadin Naib, Australia captain Aaron Finch, Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza, England captain Eoin Morgan and India captain Virat Kohli during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AP/PTI(AP5_29_2019_000154B)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth joins the captains of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup for a photograph in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, befire a Royal Garden Party in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Back row from left, Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed, South Africa's Francois du Plessis, Bangladesh's Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne, New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Afghanistan's Gulbadin Naib. Front row from left, West Indies' Jason Holder, Australia's Aaron Finch, England's Eoin Morgan and India's Virat Kohli. AP/PTI Photo(AP5_29_2019_000164B)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth joins the captains of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup for a photograph in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, befire a Royal Garden Party in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Back row from left, Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed, South Africa's Francois du Plessis, Bangladesh's Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne, New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Afghanistan's Gulbadin Naib. Front row from left, West Indies' Jason Holder, Australia's Aaron Finch, England's Eoin Morgan and India's Virat Kohli. AP/PTI Photo(AP5_29_2019_000164B)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets England cricket captain Eoin Morgan, center, India captain Virat Kohli, right, and Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AP PTI Photo (AP5_29_2019_000166B)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets England cricket captain Eoin Morgan, center, India captain Virat Kohli, right, and Bangladesh captain Masrafe Bin Mortaza during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. AP PTI Photo (AP5_29_2019_000166B)
London: Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner, poses for a photograph with Farhan Akhtar, Indian Film Director, during a media opportunity to speak to cricket legends and celebrities from each of the competing nation ahead of the Cricket World Cup opening party along The Mall in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The opening Cricket World Cup match takes place on Thursday at The Oval in London. AP/PTI Photo(AP5_29_2019_000165B)
London: Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner, poses for a photograph with Farhan Akhtar, Indian Film Director, during a media opportunity to speak to cricket legends and celebrities from each of the competing nation ahead of the Cricket World Cup opening party along The Mall in London, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The opening Cricket World Cup match takes place on Thursday at The Oval in London. AP/PTI Photo(AP5_29_2019_000165B)
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