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.”

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

AB de Villiers: Disappointed with defeat in Australia

Moeen Ali becomes third fastest centurion for England in ODIs

Ishant Sharma — Is his current ODI form good enough to earn him a place in ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

The birth of Day Night cricket matches

Phillip Hughes head injury: Are helmets making batsmen complacent?

Australia Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 England India India tour of Australia 2014-15 Pakistan Phil Hughes head injury South Africa Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Live Scorecard: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 2

Phil Hughes passes away: Twitter reactions

Phil Hughes passes away

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 2

Phil Hughes head injury: Skull fracture reported

Moeen Ali becomes third fastest centurion for England in ODIs

Ishant Sharma — Is his current ODI form good enough to earn him a place in ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

The birth of Day Night cricket matches

Phillip Hughes head injury: Are helmets making batsmen complacent?

Daniel Vettori becomes the most capped New Zealand player

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

Emraan Hashmi: In Bollywood everybody does Ungli!

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Xiaomi Redmi Note registration open; priority access for #FlipkartFirst customers!

Week by Week Pregnancy Guide – Week 28 of your pregnancy

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

Phillip Hughes dies in hospital after suffering a blow in the head

विपाशा बासु: पिनकेथॉन महिलाओं को जागरूक करने का महत्वपूर्ण प्लैटफॉर्म

Daddy Anil Kapoor to take Sonam Kapoor on a French holiday!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here