Captains meet Queen Elizabeth before the commencement of Cricket World Cup 2019

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 30, 2019, 11.16 AM(IST)

Captains meet Queen Elizabeth before the commencement of Cricket World Cup 2019. Photograph:( ANI )

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Just after the visit, the opening ceremony held at the London Mall next to the Buckingham Palace

On the eve of Cricket World Cup 2019, all the skippers of the participating countries met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry at the Buckingham Palace in London. 

The tournament is hosted by England and Wales is scheduled to take place between from May 30 to July 14. 

The format of the World Cup 2019 will be round-robin, which means, all countries will play each other once and the top four will enter the knockout stages.

Just after the visit, the opening ceremony held at the London Mall next to the Buckingham Palace and from Viv Richards to Anil Kumble, many cricketing legends attended the ceremony. 

Team Pakistan was represented by Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai. 

During the ceremony, a unique 60-second challenge was played in which all teams were given one minute to score the maximum runs. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the picture of the captains' meeting with the Queen. "The 10 #CWC19 Captains with the Queen," BCCI captioned one of the photos on Twitter. 

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