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UK: Prince Harry kicks off Cricket World Cup in London

United Kingdom, London
May 30, 2019 at 14:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry took time off his new dad-duties to inaugurate the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 which kicked off at the Oval in London on Thursday. In his inaugural speech, Prince Harry spoke about his love for the sport and praised the UK's cultural diversity.

After his departure, the spotlight was back on the opening game of this global event where co-hosts England take on South Africa, with fans from both the teams lining up at the venue on a sunny day, looking forward to an exciting game and rooting for their team to win.

One England fan, Dan said ""The last warm-up game wasn't ideal but I mean before then they've been on an absolutely fantastic run, looking pretty good with injuries and stuff so yeah I think we'll definitely go all the way and hopefully win it."

Another South African fan sounded more cautious saying "I think it's going to be a tight game, If South Africa bowl well I think we've got a good chance. If we don't bowl well I think England's batting's better than us".

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from May 30 to June 14.

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Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry took time off his new dad-duties to inaugurate the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 which kicked off at the Oval in London on Thursday. In his inaugural speech, Prince Harry spoke about his love for the sport and praised the UK's cultural diversity.

After his departure, the spotlight was back on the opening game of this global event where co-hosts England take on South Africa, with fans from both the teams lining up at the venue on a sunny day, looking forward to an exciting game and rooting for their team to win.

One England fan, Dan said ""The last warm-up game wasn't ideal but I mean before then they've been on an absolutely fantastic run, looking pretty good with injuries and stuff so yeah I think we'll definitely go all the way and hopefully win it."

Another South African fan sounded more cautious saying "I think it's going to be a tight game, If South Africa bowl well I think we've got a good chance. If we don't bowl well I think England's batting's better than us".

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from May 30 to June 14.

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