Virat Kohli in Star-Studded Line-up of Ambassadors for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Virat Kohli was part of the 2011 ICC World Cup-winning Team India squad. He is currently stand-in captain for India as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is nursing a thumb injury.

Updated: November 13, 2014 14:45 IST
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The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced the appointment of its ambassadors for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli is among a star-studded line-up that includes Australia fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, Sri Lanka's former captain Kumar Sangakkara and Australia's Shane Watson.

The ICC Ambassadors will add their support and considerable profile in the build-up to and during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including involvement in the ICC's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and event promotions. (Also read: ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Sky Dives Into Jurien Bay, Western Australia)

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will start on February 14 with New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka in a day match in Christchurch, while on the same day in Melbourne, co-host Australia will go head to head with England in a day/night match. Melbourne will also host the final on March 29.

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