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In pictures: ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012 opening ceremony

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By Staff Writers | August 6, 2012

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2012, which will be staged from August 11 to 26 in Australia, officially opened tonight in Brisbane.

The welcome function was hosted in the Century Room over-looking the Allan Border Field at the Queensland Cricket Headquarters.

The traditional custodians of the land where the ceremony took place, the Turrbal people, provided the “welcome to country” ceremony courtesy of elder ‘Uncle’ Joe Kirk, whose grandsons danced a welcome to the teams gathered.

International cricket identities such as Courtney Walsh, David Boon, Geoff Lawson, Chris Harris, Greg Chappell and local heroes Ian Healy, Michael Kasprowicz, Stuart Law mixed with the young men who will represent their countries when the tournament gets underway this week.

International cricket identities such as Courtney Walsh, David Boon, Geoff Lawson, Chris Harris, Greg Chappell and local heroes Ian Healy, Michael Kasprowicz, Stuart Law mixed with the young men who will represent their countries when the tournament gets underway this week.

The theme from all speakers at the opening ceremony was a simple one – enjoyment.

The under-19 Cricket World Cup trophy.

Captains pose for a photograph.

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