12
Mar
07

Ladies n Gentlemen, The WORLD CUP is now OPEN!

It was the legendary West Indies all-rounder, Sir Garfield Sobers, who officially declared the 2007 Cricket World Cup open in the early hours on Monday at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium.

A colourful troupe of more than 2,000 singers, dancers and performers participated in the grand opening ceremony of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

‘West Indian Energy’, a two-hour-45-minute show showcased the rich cultural heritage of the region, as boundaries will disappear with nine nations joining hands in an unprecedented effort to host the mega event.

Rupee, Shaggy and Fayann Lyons performed ‘The Game of Love and Unity’, the official song of the tournament. Machel Montano of Trinidad and Tobago added shine to the event and Jamaica’s Sean Paul and St Vincent’s international sang talent Kevin Lyttle.

Byron Lee, Third World, Arrow and Jimmy Cliff, besides David Rudder also joined them. South African reggae artiste Lucky Dube and The Duffy Brothers graced the occasion at the 25,000-strong stadium.

The vibrant programme was a collage of calypso, dancehall, mento, reggae, ska, soca and other musical genres.

South Africa, which held the event last time sent a troupe of drummers to perform during the programme.

Altogether, 16 teams will play a total of 51 matches at grounds spread across nine different Caribbean nations, with the final in Barbados on April 28.

Watch the first clash between host West Indies and former World Champions, Pakistan, on the 13th of March, at 6:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time. Viewers in Pakistan can see the match live on the Geo Super channel.

It has begun!

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1 Response to “Ladies n Gentlemen, The WORLD CUP is now OPEN!”


  1. 1 Mazhar
    March 12, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Did any one watch the event? Where can I find any clips or pix of it online?


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