SPECTACULAR OPENING OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011 IN BANGLADESH

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    ICC World Cup opening ceremony underway
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    17 February 2011, 2:06 PM
    The opening ceremony of World Cup 2011 began with much fervour at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka’s posh Mirpur area on Thursday evening.



    The spectacular opening ceremony of the cricket World Cup began here on Thursday evening with the Bangladesh national anthem ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’, composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, at the Bangabandhu International Stadium.

    After the national anthem and the welcome song, the mascot ‘Stumpy’ entered the stadium on a cycle-rickshaw, followed by the 14 captains on decorated cycle-rickshaws, the most popular mode of transport in Bangladesh.

    The grand opening ceremony was conducted by India’s premier event management company Wizcraft Entertainment, which also organised the opening and closing shows of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

    The two-hour, 15 minute-long ceremony, will see around 3,500 performers putting up a colourful depiction of Indian, Sri Lankan, and Bangladeshi culture, complete with song sequences by well-known artists like Canadian rocker Bryan Adams, Indian singer Sonu Nigam and Bangladesh-based Runa Laila.
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    ^^^^ Tell me one thing which you called SPECTACULAR .except the pic you posted ?
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    Come on.. dont expect on the lines of olympics or FIFA.. they are a new small nation.. they did okay...
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    You won't understand. Only those who work hard to achieve things in life understand the sweet taste of success.

    Congrats to BD. :tup:
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    Tell me fast which was not ?
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    Fireworks,Bryan Adams and yes!! Punjabbi song Rang De Basanti were the best part.
    I d say good work BD.Congratz!!(opening ceremony was managed by Wizcraft,if m not wrong?)
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    The whole Ceremony !!
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    I liked Adams, Srilankan intro and the fireworks show too.. congrats neighbor..
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    However,it got a little bit boring with the perfomances of Bangladeshi stars,because i didn't understand it! IDK why but i also felt that half of the stadium didn't understand Bryan's songs xD and the speeches of Hasina and Bangladeshi ministers in Bangla could also not be understood and hence boring!

    Rest was good.
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    Events like this has got a bit of cultural thing in it , which is sometimes hard and boring for non enthusiasts.. Bangla people seems to like it.

    Lets take it as a learning experiences on the cultural practices of the countries which are neighboring and move on..

    Lets be sporty atleast in sports.
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    ny1 got the video??
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    Yes , Thanks to them for helping us organizing such a ceremony.:cheers:
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    The opening ceremony was good but below expectation (for some). They were giving long speeches one after another in some peculiar tones! The only good speaker was the PM Hasina.

    Sonu nigam song was good but no one expected english. Sky cricket was one of the best.


    Half of the Indian part was adv. The nakka mukka was worst. Don't know other than some movie songs what they did!


    Most of SL was about dance of some pearl-girl.


    BD some singers, one cultural song and then various fights against Pakistan starting from 1952 to 1971!!


    Only best part was fireworks.


    Bryan Adams don't think people were interested in him.


    I think over all it was good.


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