Cricket World Cup: 10-storey high bat unveiled in Dubai aims for Guinness record

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Dubai, Jan 28: A bat as tall as 10-storey building, unveiled in Dubai to promote and celebrate the ICC Cricket World Cup, is bidding for the Guinness World Record for the 'largest cricket bat'.

The 32-metre long and four-metre wide cricket bat was displayed on Monday at the ICC Academy.

World Cup: 10-storey high bat unveiled

The bat will be on display at the ICC Academy in Dubai until the end of March. This is a representational image. Getty Images

As tall as an eight to 10-storey building, the bat weighs 950 kg and is nearly 32 times longer than a standard cricket bat.

Placed horizontally, the bat's length is equivalent to the distance of seven cars parked bumper to bumper.

"We wanted to do an activity where we could engage UAE cricket fans and give them an opportunity to come here and say something to the UAE team. So that is what this activity is about. The objective of this is to demonstrate our passion for cricket," said Hamad Malik, Chief Marketing Officer of OSN, TV network that made the bat.

The bat will be on display at the ICC Academy in Dubai until the end of March.

PTI

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