The opening ceremony comes to an end with official World Cup 2019 Song Stand By’ being performed by singer Loryn.
So the short and sweet World Cup opening ceremony is over with some glitz and glam. There wasn’t much crowd, just around 40,000 people to keep it a simple affair. Some music and some cricket in that one hour ceremony hosted by Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Shibani Dandekar.
We saw some cricket greats taking up the 60 second challenge. Sir Viv Richards, Brett Lee, former India captain Anil Kumble, Mahela Jayawardene, Azhar Ali among others were wack to cricket after hanging up their boots years ago.
Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai also addressed the crowd and talked about how cricket could be a weapon to bring countries together. The ceremony came to end with the official World Cup song ”Stand By” being performed.