Missed an opportunity to watch the ICC World Cup 2019 action LIVE in England and Wales. There are still exciting opportunities to celebrate cricket’s biggest quadrennial event in England.
The fans who have failed to get the tickets for the ICC World Cup 2019 games, can enjoy the fever and excitement in England and Wales as the tournament organisers have announced a series of public screenings and events across England and Wales this summer.
The Official City Celebrations in England and Wales across 45 days and 48 matches during the ICC World Cup 2019, scheduled between May 30 and July 14, will provide fans to cast their eye over the LIVE action while soaking the rare atmosphere.
The special events this summer will be staged across 10 cites in England and Wales this summer – Nottingham (Old Market Square): May 30-June 2; Taunton (Castle Green): June 8-9; Southampton (Westquay): June 14-16; Manchester (Cathedral Gardens): June 14-16; Leeds (Millennium Square): June 21-23; Durham (Millennium Square/Market Place): June 28-30; Birmingham (Victoria Square): June 28-30; London (Trafalgar Square): July 12-14.
Eight free-to-enter city centre fan zones will be built where fans can watch live broadcasts of matches and enjoy the tournament atmosphere without having to pay through the nose for a match ticket.
Meanwhile, at two other cities, Bristol (Millennium Square: May 25, 26, 27 and June 1) and Cardiff Cardiff (Cardiff City Centre – May 31), one-off events aligned with the Cricket World Cup will take place in an effort to engage the public with the tournament.
In Cardiff, a record-breaking catch relay called ‘The Ultimate delivery’ is planned, which will see an official match ball passed through iconic landmarks in the Welsh capital.
In Bristol, locals will be asked to contribute to the painting of a giant statue featuring the flags and emblems of the 10 competing nations – which will be situated in the centre for the duration of the matches in the city.
Trafalgar Square will screen the World Cup final on July 14.
Fanzones will not just be about live screening of the games, but also include several other cricket-related activities and offer a range of multi-cultural food, music and other entertainment to help make the events family-friendly, safe and welcoming to fans of all countries.
All the excitement comes for free, except for food, drink and any extras the fans feel like to buy at the cricket carnivals.
Fanzones and live screening of the games on giant screens is a common feature in the cities that host the FIFA World Cup finals.