The ICC on Tuesday revealed Bangladesh would host the opening ceremony of the 2011 World Cup on 19 February 2011 after representatives met in New Delhi to discuss tournament planning. Bangladesh , India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will jointly host the event and participants at the meeting, who included ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, elected to make the tournament shorter than the one the West Indies organised in 2007. "I am pleased to see that planning arrangements are gathering speed," said Lorgat. "It is no secret that from an organisational point of view we are a little behind the clock at the moment but I'm pleased to say the pace has now quickened and the various parties are stepping up to deliver what I fully believe will be a great celebration of world cricket," he said.