ICC Cricket World Cup takes wing | Sunday Observer

ICC Cricket World Cup takes wing

Former India cricketer and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 winner Virender Sehwag with the trophy
Former India cricketer and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 winner Virender Sehwag with the trophy

DUBAI, UAE: Emirates this week revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build up to one of the world’s most anticipated sporting events this year.

Former India cricketer and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2011 winner, Virender Sehwag and Emirates sponsored Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey helped to marshal the newly emblazoned aircraft out of the Emirates engineering hangar.

Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand for Emirates Airline said: “We are proud to be the official airline for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Today’s reveal takes us one step closer to bringing the tournament to life for the nations competing and for cricket fans across the globe.

“We look forward to sharing the excitement of this passionate sport with cricket fans and communities around the world, particularly those who will be feverishly following their national teams as they attempt to clinch cricket glory.”

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “I am delighted to be able to see the Emirates plane with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup livery making its debut today. It is a wonderful way to celebrate what I know is one of the most eagerly awaited sport events of the year and fitting that its first journey is to our hosts in England and Wales.”

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 decal covers a substantial area of 694sqm on the Emirates A380 fuselage and includes player silhouettes batting and bowling against a backdrop of vibrant shades of purple and pink.

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