ISLAMABAD, Oct 05 (APP):The 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Trophy was put on display in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Friday as a part of its worldwide trophy tour.
The trophy had arrived in the Capital on late Thursday.
The trophy was put on display for fans at two places – Beacon House Campus at Sector H-8 Islamabad and Pindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi.
Former leg-spin wizard Abdul Qadir and wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal, who were present at
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium lifted the trophy.
Talking to media Abdul Qadir expressed the optimism that Pakistan would win the world cup.
He said Imran Khan was a great captain under whom Pakistan won the 1992 world cup.
“Now he is Prime Minister of Pakistan and I hope that he will take decisions for the
betterment of cricket in the country”, he added.
Kamran Akmal said that he was thrilled to lift the trophy.
“I wish my country to win the world cup. However for winning the mega event Pakistan’s preparations should start right now”, he added.
The trophy will be put on display for fans at various places in the Capital on Saturday including
Faisal Mosque and Daman-e-Koh. The final stop of the trophy in Pakistan
will be Karachi. It will be put on display at the National Stadium Karachi on
Sunday. It will be taken to Mohatta Palace and Frere Hall as well.
The trophy journey had kicked off in Dubai from ICC headquarters on August 27.
“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 14 July, 2019,” said the ICC in a statement.
The cricket World Cup will kick off on May 30, 2019.