Rock celebrity Bryan Adams provided the sets off like a dazzling opening ceremony, featuring a vibrant mixture of sub-continental traditions as well as modernity, upon Thursday launched the 10th edition of the cricket world cup, setting the stage with regard to 43 days of high-voltage cricketing extravaganza. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the occasion open up among thundering regards from the packed crowd at the renovated Bangabandhu stadium, marking the return associated with the showpiece event in order to the sub-continent following a gap of 15 years.
The night skies lighted up with spectacular fireworks as the high-profile 14-team competition was declared open in front of a host of dignitaries as well as top ICC as well as Cricket Board officials.
Captains of all the 14 taking part countries got an unforgettable ride upon tri-cycles while songs, folk songs and dances, breath-taking fireworks and the collective enthusiasm of the Bangladeshi capital brought in the occasion in a two-hour
Bryan Adams’ mesmerising act was the emphasize of the show that additionally experienced Indian music artists Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy belting out the World Cup theme tune ‘De Ghuma Ke’ composed by the group of three.
Indian play singersinger Sonu Nigam and best Bangladeshi vocalists — Runa Laila, Sabina Yasmin and Mumtaz — also crooned in front of a capacity crowd that was treated to a music extravaganza within three ‘languages’ — English, Hindi as well as Bangla.
All the 14 captains arrived to the arena upon decorated rickshaws along with Australian captain Ricky Ponting coming in first then the other captains.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni drew the loud applause whilst the greatest cheer had been restricted to host captain Shakib Al Hasan as he waved to the crowd.
In the end the captains assembled upon the specifically built dias, Indian singer Sonu Nigam then rendered the “Spirit of Cricket’ song.
After the speeches and toasts through best officials, such as ICC Leader Sharad Pawar that talked several lines within Bangla, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the event open up, setting the phase with regard to Adams and other celebrated artistes to enthrall the target audience.
The breath-taking aerial cricket match, performed horizontally on a building, stored the spectators spellbound.
The World Cup earn by India will also ensure the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar the just success that has eluded him in the illustrious over-two-decade-long international career, besides India buying the trophy after 28 years.
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