The 2019 ICC World Cup officially kicked off with captains of all the ten nations coming together in an exciting opening ceremony which was presented by former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Shibani Dandekar opposite the Buckingham Palace in London.
Ahead of the lively ceremony at the Mall in central London, the ten captains were at Buckingham Palace where they met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and other members of the Royal Family at a gala event. After meeting the Royal Family, the ten captains joined the special invitees at the Garden Party hosted by the Queen at the Palace.
Malala represents Pakistan
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai represented Pakistan along with Pakistani cricketer Azhar Ali in 60 second challenge at the opening ceremony of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Malala said she had been a big fan of cricket since her childhood.She added “We now see more and more women take part in cricket. I think women should take part more in sport.”
ICC Ceremony In Pictures:
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20 July, 2019