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The Garrard-made ICC Cricket World Cup trophy will reach Lahore today to start its six- day tour of the 1992 World Cup winning country.
The trophy will tour Pakistan from October 3 to 13 with the most coveted prize in world cricket visiting Lahore in the first phase from October 3 to 5.
The trophy will start its tour from the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore from where it will be taken to Islambad and then Karachi. It will also be taken to the Wagha Border and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital during its stay in Lahore.
Thereafter it will travel to Islamabad on October four where it will be displayed for the common public.
The glittering trophy will then make its appearance in the city of lights [Karachi] for the enthusiastic cricket fans.
It’s pertinent to mention here that the Trophy has started its journey from the ICC headquarters in Dubai from August 27.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) October 3, 2018
In a statement issued by the ICC, “Travelling across five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities the ‘most connected Trophy Tour ever’ will allow fans around the world to get up close to the coveted prize that will be lifted at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14, 2019.”
During the nine-month journey, the trophy will travel not only to countries taking part in the tournament but for the first time ever will go beyond traditional cricket heartlands and connect with fans in a further 11 countries where cricket is growing, including Nepal, USA and Germany.
The trophy will travel to Oman, the USA, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany before arriving in England and Wales on February 19, 2019 for a 100-day domestic Trophy Tour.
The trophy during its journey will be displayed at different historic places, schools, universities and peoples’ homes as well to connect people from across the world at one platform to support the World biggest cricketing tournament.
The 12th edition of the ICC World Cup is slated to start from 30 May with hosts [England] taking on South Africa.
The final of the mega event will take place on July 14 at Home of Cricket [Lords].