New Delhi. Before the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in India this year, its trophy tour was started on a large scale. The tour began on a grand note when the trophy was launched into the stratosphere one lakh 20 thousand feet above the earth before a spectacular landing at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The trophy was attached to a special stratospheric balloon and cameras captured some stunning pictures of the trophy at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere. The 2023 tour of the trophy will be its biggest ever with fans getting a chance to connect with the iconic trophy in different countries and cities across the globe.
According to the ICC release, from June 27, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup trophy will travel to 18 countries including host India, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, America, Nigeria, Uganda, France, Italy, America. One million fans will get to interact with the trophy through innovative activities and events across countries during the tour.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardyce said, “The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour marks an important milestone in the countdown to the biggest ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup ever. The tour will see the trophy interact with heads of state, launch community initiatives and support cricket development programs in addition to visiting some of the most iconic venues around the world.
Jay Shah, Secretary, Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) said, “No sport unites India like cricket and excitement is building across the country as we bring together the 10 best teams in the world for six weeks of heart-pounding cricket. Preparing to host.
An out-of-this-world moment for the cricketing world as the #CWC23 trophy unveiled in space. Marks a milestone of being one of the first official sporting trophies to be sent to space. Indeed a galactic start for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour in India. @BCCI @ICC, pic.twitter.com/wNZU6ByRI5
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) June 26, 2023
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 26, 2023, 20:52 IST