25 July 2014
ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy to Visit PNG
This will be the first time ever that the World Cup Trophy will come to a non-test playing country in the East-Asia Pacific Region.
The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy
In a major coup for the country and the region, this will be the first time ever that the World Cup Trophy will come to a non-test playing country in the East-Asia Pacific Region.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Chief Executive, John Harnden is thrilled that the event has the opportunity to leave a legacy on one of the biggest improvers in world cricket that is also one of Australia’s closest neighbours
“We’re proud to be able to promote the event in Papua New Guinea, which only just missed out on qualifying for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. We want as many people to get involved, not only with the tournament but with cricket in the country, and what better way to showcase the tournament than through the trophy.”
PNG narrowly missed out on a spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after finishing fourth in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier held in New Zealand earlier this year. Despite missing out on a spot in the World Cup, they still managed to improve their ranking to 16th in the world and also claim One Day International (ODI) Status.
The ICC Cricket World Cup is set to begin on the 14 February and run right through until 29 March. For further information on the tournament visit www.cricketworldcup.com.
The trophy visit will coincide with Cricket PNG’s annual event the “Don’t Drink & Drive” Legends Big Bash. Once again Cricket PNG will be bringing in some current and former international stars as they look to promoting the “Don’t Drink & Drive” campaign.
Cricket PNG General Manager, Mr. Greg Campbell, was excited to see the World Cup Trophy head to the region for the first time.
“This is an exciting time for PNG and the EAP region. Having the World Cup Trophy come to PNG is a great for the code and the country. The last time this event was in our region was more than 20 years ago and it’s not very often that the trophy of one of the World’s biggest events comes to PNG” added a happy Campbell.
India are the current holders of the trophy having beaten Sri Lanka in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
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