Christchurch/Melbourne, Feb 12: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was today officially declared open with spectacular opening ceremonies in New Zealand and Australia.
In Christchurch, fans gathered at North Hagley Park to attend the opening ceremony in New Zealand. The Australian opening event was in Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. (All venues' guide)
The tournament, in its 11th edition, gets under on February 14 and culminates on March 29.
Here are some of the tweets and pictures from the opening ceremonies