The search engine giant, Google marks the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The animated doodle shows a bowler delivering a ball. The batsman hitting it before the ball is caught by a fielder.
While Madame Tussauds, the renowned wax museum unveiled the wax statue of Virat Kohli at Lord’s Cricket Stadium. The wax statue of one of the world’s leading batsmen will be on display at Madame Tussauds from Thursday until July 15 – remaining at the museum for the duration of the tournament.
“Cricket fever is set to sweep the nation in the coming weeks so what better way to unveil our new figure of Virat Kohli than with the help of our neighbours at Lord’s. We hope that cricket fans will enjoy not only watching their hero on the pitch but taking to the crease with him here at Madame Tussauds London,” Steve Davies, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said.
The 10-team tournament has returned to the World Cup 1992 format in which all teams face one another once in a single round robin format. The four teams that top the league stage will then face off in the two semi-finals.
Around 3 million ticket applications from 148 countries have poured in, says Paul Smith, World Cup director of the city. “We are talking handfuls of tickets left and those are the only ones we have had back from external stakeholders,” he added.
The opening ceremony took place at The Mall, in the city of west Minister, Central London. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry met the skippers of the 10 teams during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London.