2011 Cricket World Cup Mascot Unveiled
The mascot for 2011 Cricket World Cup was unveiled at a function in Colombo, on April 2. The 1982 Asian games had “Appu”, the elephant as mascot and after three decades the pachyderm has been again chosen to represent a grand event.
The 2011 Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by Bangladesh, Srilanka and India. Cricket enthusiasts from all the three host nations would be able to take part in the contest for naming the mascot, announced the World Cup organisers on Monday.
Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty during a press release said,"The idea of our mascot is to crystallise the feelings and action of the sport and the fans in a graphic form that reflects the visceral tone and emotion that Cricket creates in its followers, especially in an event like the CWC.”
"It also emphasises the enthusiasm of youth both in general and for Cricket itself, especially on the sub-continent with its massive and dedicated following. He's stylised to give an instantly recognisable graphic strength so that with exposure his bold lines and strong colouring will instantly create a friendly face for the CWC," tournament director Ratnakar Shetty said in a media release.