Pakistan to host ICC Cricket World Cup trophy in October

09:03 PM | 25 Aug, 2018
Pakistan to host ICC Cricket World Cup trophy in October
DUBAI -  The Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour will embark on its most extensive journey from the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters in Dubai on Monday, August 27 to around the globe.

Pakistan will be hosting the Tour Trophy from October 3 to October 13. It'll be in Lahore from October 3 to October 5, in Islamabad from October 6 to October 8 and in Karachi from October 9 to October 13.

The cricket world cup will take place in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14, 2019.

The trophy will be travelling across five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities the, most connected Trophy Tour ever, moreover, it 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.

From the United Arab Emirates, 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.

During its journey, the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy will visit iconic and unusual locations, communities, schools, universities and even people’s homes in a bid to connect people globally in what will be the most unique and accessible Trophy Tour to date, ICC said in a statement.