Cricket

Emirates celebrates one of the most eagerly awaited sporting events of the year

2019-05-02 15:03
Emirates (Supplied)
Emirates (Supplied)

Cape Town - Emirates recently revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build-up to one of the world’s most anticipated sporting event this year.

The attention-grabbing ICC men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 decal covers a substantial area of 694sqm on the Emirates A380 and includes player silhouettes batting and bowling against a backdrop of vibrant shades of purple and pink. The decal was installed on A6-EOH, which has flown to London Heathrow in the UK - the host nation of the ICC men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Emirates (Supplied)

Over the next few months, the aircraft is expected to fly to other UK points including Manchester and London Gatwick. Cricket fans and aviation enthusiasts alike can also look out for the aircraft landing and taking off at OR Tambo International Airport, in Mumbai, as well as Emirates destinations served by the A380 in both Australia and New Zealand.

The reveal served as an opportunity to bring the tournament to life for the nations competing in the World Cup and for cricket fans across the globe. Emirates directly serves customers in nine countries participating in this year’s ICC men’s Cricket World Cup. The airline will also be flying most of the national teams to the event as they get ready to compete for the trophy and title of world champions of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. The tournament will run from May 30 to July 14, 2019, with teams competing from England, South Africa, Pakistan, India, West Indies, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Emirates as Global Partner to ICC

Emirates has been a Global Partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2002 and is a sponsor for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The event’s match officials are selected from the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, the Emirates ICC International Panel of Umpires and the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, which also sees Emirates featured on their official kit. Emirates also supports other ICC events including the ICC men’s and women’s T20 World Cups and the ICC women’s Cricket World Cup.

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Emirates and Sport24 are giving away two Economy Class round-trip tickets from Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg to watch the Proteas fight for the trophy. The prize also includes three night’s accommodation and two general access tickets to the Sunday, June 23, 2019 South Africa v Pakistan match at Lord's.

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