The International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Trophy has embarked on a historic tour, making a grand arrival in Lahore, Pakistan on September 4th, 2023. The trophy, one of the most coveted prizes in the world of cricket, is set to depart on September 6th, after a three-day tour filled with iconic moments and engaging activities.
The trophy began its global journey in India, the host of the upcoming tournament, on June 27th. Since then, it has travelled to numerous countries including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the USA, West Indies, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, France, and England before reaching Pakistan.
During its brief yet momentous visit to Pakistan, the trophy is being taken on a swift journey across the country, making stops at historical landmarks, cricket academies, and educational institutions. This provides fans from all walks of life a chance to witness the glory of cricket up close.
On September 6th, the trophy will be on display at the National Cricket Academy’s outdoor area for 40 minutes starting from 10 am. This will allow media personnel to capture this historical moment and share it with cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place in India from October 5th to November 19th. Pakistan, currently the number one side in the 50-over format, clinched the title in 1992 under the leadership of Imran Khan when they defeated England by 22 runs in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. In the last edition of the ICC Men’s World Cup held in England in 2019, Pakistan narrowly missed an opportunity to qualify for the semi-finals, ending with 11 points from nine games and finishing in fifth place.
This tour of the trophy signifies the anticipation and excitement building up towards the World Cup, reminding fans of the thrilling matches and unforgettable moments that the tournament promises to deliver.