ICC announces Cricket World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony
Updated - Dec 19, 2014 9:01 am
ICC announces Cricket World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony: The International Cricket Councils Cricket World Cup 2015 Australia and New Zealand scheduled to start from the 14th February 2015 will have an opening show to mark the initiation of the mega event. As the world cup 2015 has two co-hosts this time the opening ceremony as well will be organized in both the countries.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia will host the Australian part of the show whereas Christchurch will welcome the world cup in New Zealand. The pre world cup launch event will be organized simultaneously at both the hosting nations on the 12th of February 2015.
At the Melbourne event fans will see iconic Australian performers entertain the crowd, as players who have played the world cup for Australia and cricketing legends from the country will be alongside. It will be followed by some musical and cultural performances, some firework and unrevealed ‘Special Moments’.
New Zealand will have their cricketing legends present at the opening ceremony and the fans will be greeted by opera-trio Solo3 Mio, classical music star Hayley Westerna and songstress Ginny Blackmore. As per the ICC broadcasters list, the live telecast of the event will be done by Star Sports around the world while in Australia FoxSports and the Nine Network, whereas the broadcasters for New Zealand will be Sky Sports and free-to-air Prime.
The organizers have kept the entry for the opening ceremony by tickets but are free of charge for all the visitors and will be distributed on first come first serve basis. At both the venues in Australia and New Zealand all you need to do is apply online for the tickets on cricketworldcup.com.
The Chief Executive of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 John Harnden said: “Melbourne will welcome the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to Australia for the first time in 23 years with this Opening Event. “The Victorian Government along with Victorian Major Events Company are giving us great support to put on this show for the tournament in Australia and I’m sure it will get us off to a great start.”
His counterpart at New Zealand Therese Walsh said: “We’ve planned an opening event that will appeal to all ages and one which provides a chance for the people of Christchurch to come down to Hagley Park and celebrate their city’s important role in the tournament.”