The 11 Edition of Cricket World Cup officially known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, kicks off on February 12 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia at 13.30 pm IST (9.30 pm GMT) on Thursdday. The spectacular once in four years cricketing event will see a participation of 14 nations will officially mark its beginning with its grand opening ceremony. This extravaganza event will be telecast by Star Sports TV network in India. One can catch the live streaming of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony here at According to the network, the live coverage of the49-day ICC World Cup 2015 will be telecast Live and Exclusive on Star Sports and Star Sports HD. Also Catch: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony: Live Streaming & Telecast of CWC 2015 from Christchurch

A spectacular fireworks display and symbolic ‘World Cup’ moment will provide Melburnians and international guests with a night to remember, with Australia’s multi-talented export, Jessica thrilled to be performing live. ”It is a privilege to welcome the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to Melbourne and Australia by performing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for the Opening Event in front of a number of teams, including Australia and England before their big opening match,” Mauboy said.

Popular Australian performers Jessica Mauboy, Tina Arena, Nathaniel and Daryl Braithwaite will headline the entertainment line-up at the ICC Cricket World Cup Opening Event accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Musical Director, Chong Lim, here.

Victoria’s Minister Tourism and Major Events, John Eren, made the announcement today from Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, where the gala event will take place on February 12, two nights before the MCG hosts Australia and England in the highly anticipated opening match of the tournament. ”The ICC Cricket World Cup is returning to Australia for the first time in 23 years and Melbourne is truly honoured to host the Opening Event,” Minister Eren said.

Tournament co-hosts New Zealand will also stage an Opening Event on the same evening in Christchurch. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Chief Executive John Harnden said: “It is fantastic to be working with the Victorian Government on this world-class event.” ”Tickets for the Opening Event were snapped up within minutes and we hope those attending will be even more excited with the calibre of artists revealed today,” Harnden said. ALSO READ: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches