Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 22 August 2019

Howzat for an Emirates livery? A380 decked out for Cricket World Cup

Dubai airline reveals special design for the 2019 tournament being held in England and Wales this summer

The Cricket World Cup liveried Emirates A380. Courtesy Emirates
The Cricket World Cup liveried Emirates A380. Courtesy Emirates

Planespotters, get ready to be bowled over by Emirates' latest special livery. Or should that be (de)livery?

The Dubai airline revealed the latest of its Airbus A380s to add colour to the skies - this time for the Cricket World Cup.

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and Lancashire CCC players Tom Bailey and Saqib Mahmood helped marshal the newly emblazoned aircraft out of the Emirates Engineering hangar in Dubai.

The decal was installed on A6-EOH. It is scheduled to fly to London Heathrow on Tuesday.

Over the next few months, the aircraft will fly to some of the most cricket-mad cities in the world including Manchester, Mumbai and Johannesburg. The jet will also be in service to Australia, the men's reigning world champions, and New Zealand.

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag takes a selfie with the Emriates A380.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag takes a selfie with the Emriates A380.

Emirates is an official sponsor of the World Cup and cricket's governing body - the International Cricket Council.

The tournament will run from May 30 to July 14, with teams competing from England, South Africa, Pakistan, India, West Indies, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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Updated: March 19, 2019 03:17 PM

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