Home > News >

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Trophy to visit all participating countries

ICC World Cup Trophy © Getty Images
ICC World Cup Trophy © Getty Images

July 4, 2014

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy will visit all the 14 countries that will participate in next year’s cricket extravaganza, to be staged in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March. The first stopover of the trophy will be Sri Lanka, which won cricket’s ultimate prize in Lahore when India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka jointly hosted the World Cup in 1996. In ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Sri Lanka will feature in the opening match when it will it take on co-host New Zealand in Christchurch.

The prestigious trophy is scheduled to arrived in Colombo on a three-day tour on Friday, where it will be received by six members of the World Cup winning squad, namely Marvan Atapattu, Upul Chandana, Aravinda de Silva, Hashan Tillerkaratne, Chaminda Vaas and Pramodaya Wickramsinghe.

During its stay in Sri Lanka, the trophy will feature at a number of events, and will also be on display during the first One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 6. The trophy will return to Dubai on July 7, before embarking on a five-day tour of India on July 19.

India are the reigning world champions and will play 1992 winners Pakistan in its opening match in Adelaide on February 15. Also this month, the trophy will visit Bangladesh on July 25 and 26. Bangladesh’s first match is against qualifiers Afghanistan at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on February 18. After visiting 12 countries over four months, the trophy will arrive in Melbourne on November 6 in time for the “100 days to go” celebrations, the details of which will be announced later as informed by International Cricket Council (ICC).

The Chief Executive of ICC, David Richardson, said in the ICC official website, “To hold the Cricket World Cup trophy is the dream of every cricketer. The upcoming World Cup will be a great opportunity to watch your team take on the world’s best and enjoy the hospitality of two beautiful but very different countries. It is significant that the trophy is beginning its journey from Dubai, not only because it has been the home of the ICC since 2005, but also because the UAE has qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1996.”

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 (18:30 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014  at London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Hughes explains technique behind cut shot

India still in a position to succeed against England in ODIs

13 things you may not know about Ravi Shastri

Duncan Fletcher speaks out; explains why Team India failed in the Test series against England!

Science of slip fielding: What might be wrong with Team India’s slip cordon

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe

England Women restrict India Women to 193/8 despite Smriti Mandhana’s half-century

South Africa complete 3-0 annihiliation of Zimbabwe with 7 wicket victory in 3rd ODI

GCA to be derecognised by Goa government

Chris Gayle competes with Dan Bilzerian on Instagram

Varun Aaron named in Jharkhand’s preliminary squad ahead of Ranji Trophy 2014-15

India vs England 2014: Who will face the media after a disastrous day?

ICC World Cup 2011 to 2015: Test playing nations have seen numerous changes to the coaching setup

Lalit Modi nominates N Srinivasan for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Yasir Hameed: I have certainly not fulfilled the potential I had

India still in a position to succeed against England in ODIs

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Motorola could launch as many as 8 new smartphones this year: Report

Was Katrina Kaif the first choice for Bajirao Mastani?

Do you know now your body can grow new bone too?

Satish Kaushik and Kundan Shah to team up for Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro sequel!

Latest cancer research: Now Botox pricks can fight cancer of the stomach!

India vs England 2014: Who will face the media after a disastrous day?

Internet to help grow telecom companies’ revenues: at Kearney

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here