Opening ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is all set to start on February 19th 2011 but two days before that a special event will take place. On the night of February 17th 2011, the opening ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will take place at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event will be attended by a large number of locals as well as tourists. The even has been managed by an Indian event management company Wizcraft. A two hour, 15 minute long ceremony will have performances by 3,500 performers. Performances will be showcasing cultures of Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in a colorful way.
The ceremony will begin with the welcome song which is going to be performed by Bangladeshi star Ibrar Tipu. It will be followed by an English song by Indian legend singer Sonu Nigam who will be performing “Rise for Glory” which is a welcoming song for participating teams. ‘Parade of Nations’ will start with this song; captains will lead their teams by carrying the national flag of their countries. A special performance for ICC-UN AIDS partnership will be presented. After this Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed of Bangladesh will officially inaugurate the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Big stars from sub-continent will perform on this occasion. From India Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and Sonu Nigam, from Bangladesh Mumtaz, Sabina Yasmin and Runa Laila and from Sri Lanka Bathiya, Santush, and Iraj Weeraratne will be performing. Runa Laila will perform a special score “Dama Dam Mast Qalandar” which is expected to rise the temperature of the atmosphere. Ehsaan and company will be performing the official song “De Ghuma Ke” for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in an energetic way. The event will also feature performances from well-known Canadian rock-singer Bryan Adams. The event will surely have a good show of blend of cultures of three nations. Many special themes have been practiced and will be performed during the world cup opening ceremony. Now let’s hope that it will be a ceremony showcasing South Asia’s beauty in a new and unforgettable way. So that it may be remembered for a long time by the world.