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    Opening ceremony

    Rickshaw ride for captains in World Cup opening ceremony - The Times of India

    I see Bryan Adams will be performing at the opening ceremony and the captains will be taken on rickshaws (sorry but had to giggle when the article refered to them as tri-cycles - the image of the captains sitting on the back of little kids' tricycles will be hard for me to shake).

    The article also mentions that the 1996 opening ceremony was an "unmitigated disaster". Can someone tell me what actually went wrong?

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    I think opening ceremonies are just a waste of money.

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    Waste of time and money and they are boring..

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    Bryan Adams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Bryan Adams.
    He couldn't make it into the Canadian squad, so this is the best alternative way he could contribute.

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    Bryan is a good singer,but not the type you'd want in an opening ceremony.

    Shakira should switch her loyalties to cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Bryan is a good singer,but not the type you'd want in an opening ceremony.

    Shakira should switch her loyalties to cricket.
    Massively AWTA.

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    AWTA?

    I'm still not familiar with cricketweb slang.

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    Agree with the above.

    Although in this case the phoenetic interpretation of "Oughtta" is also valid.
    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Bryan Adams.
    Only genuine Canadian at the World Cup isn't he?
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    Haha. Could imagine the thought process, "hey she was there for the football wc, we can outdo that!"


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    Akon did well in the IPL ceremony.

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    Since the WC is being held in the subcontinent,they should have probably had some Bollywood superstars come in and perform a song instead of Bryan Adams.Though since most of them are 'affiliated' with the IPL,i'm not sure if ICC would have considered that option.
    Last edited by salman85; 17-02-2011 at 03:38 AM.

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    Actually along with Bryan Adams there are bollywood singers,composers perfroming at the ceremony too as well as Bangladeshi singers.

    Not sure about actors though or dance performances from them.

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