World Cup on The Mall ahead of today’s opening match

World Cup on The Mall ahead of today’s opening match

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London, May 30: The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 opened in style on the most famous street in the world with a host of cricket legends, alongside global dignitaries, celebrities and pop stars.

Hosted by ex-England star Freddie Flintoff, actress/singer Shibani Dandekar and presenter Paddy McGuinness, the event was watched by millions around  the world, with a live broadcast on Sky TV, in addition to the 5,000 fans that joined in the free ticketed party on The Mall.

All competing nations were represented in a ten-team celebrity street Cricket World Cup challenge, with appearances from some of the very best cricket legends in the game.

Kevin Pietersen, Sir Vivian Richards, Jacques Kallis and Anil Kumble partnered  with cricket fan celebrities including Pakistani activist and youngest-ever Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, Wimbledon winner Pat Cash, champion sprinter Johan Blake, acclaimed Indian actor and director Farhan Akhtar, All Black Sean Fitzpatrick, reality TV star Chris Hughes and footballer Steven Pienaar. (UNI)