ICC Men’s World Cup trophy to reach Pakistan on August 31
As part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour 2023, fans will have the opportunity to interact with the coveted trophy prior to the marquee event in India.
From June 27 to September 4, the Trophy Tour will travel around the globe before returning to the host nation.
During the five-day tour, the prestigious silverware will arrive in Pakistan on August 31 and depart for Sri Lanka on July 4.
As part of the Tour’s launch, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy was launched into the stratosphere, 120,000 feet above the earth, before landing at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.
4K cameras were used to capture stunning shots of the trophy sitting on Earth’s edge of the atmosphere after it was attached to a bespoke stratospheric balloon.
Taking place in a number of different countries and cities around the world, the 2023 Trophy Tour will be the largest ever.
On June 27, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy will travel to 18 countries around the world, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, USA, Nigeria, Uganda, France, Italy, the United States of America, and the host country India.
As the first full-scale Trophy Tour since 2019, 2023’s edition will allow cricket fans around the world to experience the carnival atmosphere witnessed during the marquee event.
One million cricket fans will be able to interact with the coveted trophy through creative activations in different countries during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour.
Geoff Allardice, ICC Chief Executive, said, “The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour is an important milestone leading up to what will be the biggest Men’s Cricket World Cup in history.” Along with visiting some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the iconic silverware will meet heads of state, launch community initiatives and support cricket development programmes.
“Cricket has over a billion fans, and we want to give as many people as possible the chance to see this famous trophy that has been held aloft by some of the greatest legends in our history.”
As the 10 world’s best cricket teams prepare to play in six weeks of heart-stopping cricket, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah says, “Cricket unites India unlike any other sport.”.
“As the World Cup approaches, the Trophy Tour offers fans the chance to be a part of the excitement wherever they are. Throughout India, the Tour will showcase iconic venues, cities, and landmarks and encourage communities to share the excitement of cricket’s greatest spectacle.”