Trophy will remain in Pakistan for a period of ten days
The 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Trophy has arrived in Lahore as a part of its worldwide trophy tour.
The trophy will be displayed for public at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore tomorrow.
Fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan was also present on this occasion and he expressed his desire to represent Pakistan at the World Cup and help them win the mega event.
“I’m glad to b e a part of this memorable moment,” said Irfan. “Pakistan have nice a nice bunch of players and they will give their all to ensure that the team ends up winning the elusive trophy.”
He added: “I have racked up good performances in, both, domestic cricket and leagues all over the world and if the selectors give me the opportunity to represent Pakistan at the World Cup, I will try not to disappoint.”
After couple of days, the trophy will then travel to the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on October 6 while its trip will conclude at the National Stadium in Karachi on October 13.
With more stops than ever before, the trophy will start its journey from the ICC headquarters in Dubai on Monday, 27 August 2018. 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.