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ICC World Cup Fan Zone: Party is getting bigger

Last updated on: June 09, 2019 18:30 IST

48 games.

11 venues.

10 teams.

1 winner.

The ICC World Cup is here!

Many fans arrived in the United Kingdom for the ICC World Cup expecting a six-week party with a heady mix of top quality cricket, barbecue, fish and chips and cocktails.

And while there has been no shortage of sunshine so far, the more than half a million foreign visitors have discovered a nation more varied and complex than the picture postcard stereotypes.

With the fans thronging the stadiums donning their favourite team jerseys, painting their faces and dressing at their fanciest best, it's a carnival-like atmosphere.

Take a look:

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IMAGE: Trophy safely delivered. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

 

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IMAGE: A hair-raising start to India's campaign. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

 

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IMAGE: This fan has his priorities right. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

 

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IMAGE: The New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match ball took a scenic route through the Welsh capital. From Cardiff Central Station to Cardiff Wales Stadium via 542 pairs of hands! Photograph: ICC/Twitter

 

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IMAGE: Bangladesh matched their batting prowess with smart bowling to beat South Africa by 21 runs at The Oval on Sunday. Their fans were ecstatic! Photograph: ICC/Twitter

 

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IMAGE: Fans have always been the life support that the World Cup has thrived on. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

 

Yohan Blake

IMAGE: Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake visits the Nottingham Fan Zone. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

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