Video: Virender Sehwag plays cricket on Dubai airport tarmac

Video: Virender Sehwag plays cricket on Dubai airport tarmac

Dubai - The cricket legend played a game with Emirates Engineering staff.



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A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 4:14 PM

Last updated: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 8:00 AM

Emirates revealed its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed Emirates A380 livery in the build up to one of the world's most anticipated sporting events this year.
Former India cricketer and ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2011 winner, Virender Sehwag, and Emirates sponsored Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey helped to marshal the newly emblazoned aircraft out of the Emirates Engineering hangar.
The cricket players were accompanied by Emirates Engineering staff who had worked on installing the decal, and who were later treated to a game of mini-cricket by the aircraft.
The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup trophy also made its debut at Emirates Engineering, and excited employees got the chance to take photos with the iconic trophy.

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 decal covers a substantial area of 694sqm on the Emirates A380 fuselage and includes player silhouettes batting and bowling against a backdrop of vibrant shades of purple and pink.
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 in Johannesburg, Mumbai, as well as Emirates destinations served by the A380 in both Australia and New Zealand.
Emirates 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 30 May to 14 July 2019, with teams competing from England, South Africa, Pakistan, India, West Indies, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


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