With thousands in attendance and millions watching around the world, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 opened in spectacular fashion with star-laden events in both Christchurch and Melbourne.
Featuring sporting and entertainment icons, cultural performances and impressive pyrotechnic displays, the Opening Events have ensured that the 2015 World Cup has entertained even before a ball has been bowled.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key joined the New Zealand team for the festivities in Christchurch.
The steel drum performers were popular in Melbourne.
The audience was treated to diverse performances.
Pakistan and India stood side-by-side on stage ahead of their crucial #cwc15 clash at the Adelaide Oval.
The Opening Events were a true global celebration.