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ICC Cricket World Cup trophy tour lands in SA

2019-01-29 14:43
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Cape Town - Cape Town is the first city to welcome the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy as it begins its journey around South Africa from January 29 through to February 7.

Deemed the 'most connected Trophy Tour ever', the trophy will see 20 countries and 40 cities on the international leg which started on August 27 last year.

While in South Africa, The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy will visit iconic and unusual locations, communities, cricket development hubs, landmarks and shopping malls so people feel globally connected in what will be the most unique, and accessible Trophy Tour to date.

Fans will be able to take part in a virtual reality batting simulator, have their photo taken with the trophy and feel what it is like to be at the Cricket World Cup, with a unique in-stadia like experience, as well as a range of other exciting activities across the Tour.

Speaking at the launch of the ICC Cricket World Cup tour, Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Thabang Moroe expressed the country's excitement leading up to the cricket showpiece in May this year.

"It certainly is exciting to have the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy on our shores as a build-up to the tournament in the UK," says Moroe.

"We encourage all South Africans to share in the experience of being up close with the trophy. This also gives the opportunity for the tour to reach parts of our country where cricket is at a grassroots level, creating a motivating factor for kids one day hoping to hoist the cup."

Also present at the launch was Proteas captain Faf du Plessis who will lead South Africa to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

"As a team we are obviously looking forward to the tournament and most importantly doing well. To have the trophy here serves as a further motivating factor to bring it back home," said Du Plessis.

Fans can follow the trophy's journey through the Cricket World Cup’s digital handles along with behind-the-scenes content and ambassador engagement.

ICC World Cup Trophy Tour Dates - South Africa:

Cape Town

January 29 - Trophy Tour media launch Newlands Cricket Stadium

January 30 - Trophy will be at the 5th ODI between Proteas and Pakistan at Newlands Cricket Stadium

January 31 - Trophy will visit iconic sites around Cape Town.

Pretoria

February 1 - Regional Performance Centre visit in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

Johannesburg

February 2 - Nelson Mandela Square

February 3 - Trophy will be at the T20 International between Proteas and Pakistan at Wanderers Stadium

February 5 - Trophy to visit Soweto

February 6 - Trophy will be at the T20 International between Proteas and Pakistan at Supersport Park, Centurion.

Durban

February 7 - Trophy will visit iconic sites around Durban

Previous winners of the ICC Cricket World Cup:

1975 - West Indies
1979 - West Indies
1983 - India
1987 - Australia
1992 - Pakistan
1996 - Sri Lanka
1999 - Australia
2003 - Australia
2007 - Australia
2011 - India
2015 - Australia

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