Cape Town to celebrate 50-day countdown to WC on Friday

Dubai: Cricket fans will get a rare opportunity to join Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat and the two rival captains, Graeme Smith of South Africa and MS Dhoni of India to celebrate the 50-day countdown to the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Cape Town, on Friday.

Zille, Lorgat and the two national captains will kick-off the celebrations by holding a media conference at a city hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, where the World Cup trophy will also be on display.

The full version of the official promotional film of ICC World Cup, which will be used in an extensive marketing campaign starting in January, will also be released at the conference.

The cricket fans will get a chance to get themselves clicked with the Cup and be a part of the new year as well as 50-day to go for the mega-event celebrations.

After the conference, around midnight at the hotel, there would be a fireworks display which will entertain the crowd.

The opening World Cup match will feature co-hosts Bangladesh and India in Mirpur, Dhaka, on February 19, 2011.