The trophy will be received by Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain, and Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Acting CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury
On Friday (25 July) morning the trophy will be brought to the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur where it will be received by Bangladesh National Team Captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Acting CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.
The trophy will then travel to the Bashundhara Shopping Mall in Panthapath where it will be put on display from 12pm to 8pm. Members of the public will have the opportunity to take photos with the trophy. Bangladesh players Shamsur Rahman, Marshall Ayub and Taskin Ahmed will make an appearance during the public display. The World Cup trophy leaves Dhaka on Saturday morning.
After visiting 12 countries over four months, the trophy will arrive in Melbourne on 06 November.
ABOUT THE TROPHY
The current ICC Cricket World Cup trophy was created for the 1999 champion, Australia, and was the first permanent prize in the tournament's history. Prior to this, different trophies were made for each ICC Cricket World Cup.
The trophy was designed and produced in London by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Co over a period of two months. It is made from silver and gilt, and features a golden globe held up by three silver columns. The columns, shaped as stumps and bails, represent the three fundamental aspects of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding, while the globe represents a cricket ball. The trophy stands 60cm high and weighs approximately 11kg. The names of the previous winners are engraved on the base of the trophy, with space for a total of twenty inscriptions.
TROPHY TOUR SCHEDULE
4-6 July – Sri Lanka
19-23 July – India
25-26 July – Bangladesh
18-28 August – United Kingdom
30 August – Scotland
2-3 September – Ireland
11-13 September – Pakistan
16 September – Afghanistan
25-27 September – South Africa
2 October – Zimbabwe
9-11 October – United Arab Emirates
16 October – Jamaica
17 October – Barbados
From 6 November – Australia and New Zealand