The International Cricket Council and All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon) have tied up to celebrate sports Super Sunday of 2019 – July 14, the day of the grand culmination of the ICC World Cup at the Lord’s and The Wimbledon Championships this year.
The two sports bodies will engage in a ground-breaking content collaboration to jointly celebrate one of the greatest days in sporting history, recalling the extraordinary events of Sunday, 14 July 2019, as the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and The Championships drew to their thrilling conclusions.
While England’s men’s team were battling New Zealand in an historic super over finish at Lord’s in the ICC World Cup final, Novak Djokovic was fighting off two match points against Roger Federer to claim the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles title following the first ever fifth set tie-break in a singles match at Wimbledon.
The two events, separated by just eight miles, tweeted each other as both finals hit their peak at the same time, with fans around the globe celebrating their double screen set up as the action intensified at both Lord’s and Wimbledon, All England Lawn Tennis Club has reported.
The celebrate the unique occurrence the ICC and Wimbledon have joined forces with LiveWire Sport to collaborate on a short film recalling the circumstances of that heady summer day.
Courtesy : Wimbledon
Ben Stokes, England Men’s ICC Cricket World Cup winning player, commented: “It goes without saying, the 14th July will forever be in our memories! A thrilling Men’s Cricket World Cup Final full of every bit of drama that you can imagine, and a record-breaking Wimbledon final at the same time. As players, we’re so focused in the moment that we don’t always get to appreciate the perspective, so all credit and thanks to the ICC and Wimbledon for teaming up to remind us of one of the greatest days of sporting history.”
Richard Lewis CBE, Chief Executive, The AELTC, commented: “We are pleased to have collaborated with the ICC to launch this fun, frenzied and fantastic piece of content which seeks to provide our global fan bases a chance to celebrate what an amazing day Sunday 14 July turned out to be. It demonstrated live sport’s ongoing ability to capture an audience – and in this case – not just one sport, not just one audience, but a truly unique overlap of events that enthralled the world.”
The film, which charts the unfolding of Sunday 14 July through a never-before-seen-blend of cricket and tennis, will be launched on the ICC and Wimbledon’s digital and social media channels and distributed to the broadcast partners of the two organisations.