Live Streaming World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony: Here are the details of When, Where and how to watch the opening ceremony of World Cup 2019 live from London. Ahead of the opening match between hosts England and South Africa, ICC has decided to kick-off the tournament with a sparkling opening ceremony from The Mall on Wednesday. None of the current players will be present at the opening ceremony yet former players from every participant nation are expected to be there to represent their respective countries. “The Opening Party will capture the very essence of what makes this tournament so special and will be hugely exciting for the fans that are lucky enough to attend but also across broadcast we will show the world what they have to look forward to over the next 45 days of cricket action,” Steve Elworthy, Managing Director at ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, was quoted as saying by The News.“The Mall, with Buckingham Palace in the background, is synonymous with some of the biggest events held in the UK and is instantly recognisable to everyone around the globe. It will be a fitting celebration of a World Cup, cricket and sport with diversity at its core,” he added.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of World Cup 2019 Opening ceremony. Here you will get all inside details of what is happening inside the opening party.
Updates from World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony:
22.23PM: It's time for the official song of World Cup 2019- Stand By to end the opening party.
22.21 PM: Former Skipper Clarke backs Australia to lift the World Cup trophy again. Clarke also believes hosts England are the favourites to win their maiden WC title.
22.20 PM: 2015 World Cup winning captain Michael Clarke to take the center stage with World Cup trophy.
22.18 PM: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai who participated in the 60-second challenge for his country Pakistan talks about the importance of cricket for women in her country.
"These role models are inspiring women to believe in themselves that they are capable of anything. Women should engage more in sports and we all have to contribute in that."
22.14 PM: Kevin Pieterson and his partner received the bat for winning the 60-second challenge
22.12 PM: England pips Australia as they scored 74 runs to win the 60-second challenge.
22.10 PM: The race is tight between arch-rivals England and Australia
22.09 PM: Kevin Pieterson represents the hosts in the 60-second challenge
22.08 PM: Kumble surely had a bad game as India managed only 19 runs
22.07 PM: Anil Kumble and Farhan Akhtar joins the party now.
22.06 PM: The Proteas scored 48 runs and Australia are on the lead.
22.06 PM: Veteran Jacques Kallis to free his arm for South Africa
22.05 PM: The Kiwis underperformed with 32 runs on the scoreboard
22.04 PM: Southpaw James Franklin comes in for the Black Caps
22.03 PM: And we got a new table leader in Australia with 69 runs
22.02 PM: Brett Lee on the pitch to score some runs for Australia
* Afghanistan are leading the charts with 52 runs
21.57 PM IST: Pakistan also had an average show with the bat as they scored 38 runs.
21.55 PM IST: Bangladesh had a poor show with the bat as they manage only 22 runs.
21.54 PM IST: West Indies scored 47 runs
21.53 PM IST: Viv Richards comes in the center for Windies
21.52 PM IST: Sri Lanka scored 43 runs in 60 seconds.
21.51 PM IST: Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene comes onto the pitch to represent his country.
21.51 PM IST: Afghanistan scored 52 runs
21.50 PM IST: Afghanistan to bat first in the challenge
21.49 PM IST: David Boon will be the umpire for the 60-second challenge.
21.48 PM IST: Anil Kumble to represent India alongside Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar
21.45 PM IST: Andrew Flintoff now invites legends from every participating nation to accept the 60-second challenge.
21.39 PM IST: After welcoming captains, a Musician takes the center stage to entertain fans.
21.37 PM IST: West Indies legend Vivian Richards is also present at the Opening party in London.
21.36 PM IST: Virat Kohli is extremely happy with the kind of fans support the Indian team is getting far from home in London.
"It's lovely to be here. We have such a huge fan base in England. The amount of people travelling from home as well. It's great to see at every stadium we play at, at least 50 per cent of the crowd is Indian fans. For us, that's a thing of pressure but a thing of pride as well. Hopefully, we have got to use to the crowd support to our advantage," said Virat Kohli.
21.35 IST: England captain Eoin Morgan said, "Hopefully, we will be great hosts and hopefully we will do everybody proud," "Tomorrow, obviously is going to be a very exciting day for me, Faf (du Plessis) and both the teams," ahead of the opening fixture on May 30th
21.34 PM IST: Huge pop for Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
21.32 PM IST: Captains from every participating nation to enter the stage.
21.30 PM IST: The opening ceremony kicks off with Andrew Flintoff, Shibani Dandekar taking the center stage alongside Paddy McGuinness.
21.24 PM IST: Fans are all geared up for the opening party of 2019 World Cup in London
21.20 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of World Cup 2019 Opening ceremony. Here you will get all inside details of what is happening inside the opening party.
Live Streaming World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony: When and where to watch the opening ceremony of WC online and on TV all you need to know
Where is the 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony scheduled to take place?
The 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace in central London.
What time does the 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony start?
The 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony will start at 9:30 pm IST on Wednesday.
Which TV channels will broadcast the 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony?
You can watch the 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony on the Star Sports Network.
How do I watch online live streaming of the 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony?
You can live stream 2019 ICC World Cup opening ceremony on Hotstar.