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16 February 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011: Opening Ceremony… Bangladesh All Set to Host the Grand Show…

Cricket World Cup 2011: Opening Ceremony… Bangladesh All Set to Host the Grand Show…

The long awaited ICC World Cup 2011 is right here and the host countries are fully prepared to face the challenge. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled to be held 8:00 pm local time on 17th February 2011 at ‘Bangabandhu National Stadium’ at Mirpur, Dhaka.

'Stumpy' the mascot for the Cricket World Cup 2011, to be jointly hosted by   India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

The Opening ceremony is going to be a big event that might remain in the memory of cricket lovers for many years to come. Many celebrity-artists, singers and actors from the Indian subcontinent and from across the world will perform to enthrall the cricket world with their masterpieces. The most significant celebrities are going to be the Indian singing trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with Sonu Nigam and Roona Laila of Bangla Desh presenting specifically composed numbers for the world cup, Canadian singing star Bryan Adams singing his hit numbers, Indian film star Salman Khan performing along with Bangladesh artists and many other artists entertaining the audience in the stadium and those clinging to their TV sets across the world.

Bangladesh is co-hosting a cricket world cup for the first time. The Government of Bangladesh has declared a public holiday on 17th February to make the ceremony successful.

        Bangabandhu Stadium, Dhaka, Bangla Desh

Various TV channels like ESPN, STAR CRICKET will televise this opening show live from Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka. The stadium is going to be jam-packed to its capacity as all the tickets of the ICC world cup cricket opening ceremony have been sold-out.

The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 tournament will kick off on 19th February, 2011 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka and the final match will be held on 2nd April, 2011 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India.
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