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ICC T20 World Cup 2024 trophy tour kicks off in Barbados

By: Aditya Ahuja

The trophy tour of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup kicked off on Friday, with its first stop being the city of Barbados, which is slated to host the final of the tournament on June 29.

The tour spans from April 12 to April 20, covering Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Lucia. It will then return from May 16 to May 24, visiting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.

What is trophy tour?

A trophy tour before a sports event involves taking the trophy to different locations, often across cities or even countries, to generate excitement and promote the upcoming event. It’s a way to engage fans, sponsors, and the media by showcasing the trophy and building anticipation for the competition.

The tour typically includes public displays, media events, and opportunities for fans to see and interact with the trophy, creating a buzz in the lead up to the event and boosting interest and support for the teams participating.

The international launch of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy tour started in the USA, with USA player Ali Khan and two-time T20 World Cup winner Chris Gayle lighting up the Empire State Building. Now, the six host venues in the West Indies are all set to welcome T20 cricket’s grandest global prize to the Caribbean.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is a monumental event for the Caribbean, providing a platform for the region to shine globally. The Trophy Tour allows fans to capture this historic moment by taking photos with the coveted trophy, which all 20 international teams will vie for in June.

Fans can join the excitement by participating in the various activities planned during the Trophy Tour:

In Barbados on April 13, a vibrant caravan will traverse the streets of Bridgetown, making stops at cultural hotspots like Broad Street and Rihanna Drive before culminating at Oistins.

Antigua and Barbuda will host a cultural parade on April 18, starting from Historic Redcliffe Quay and ending at the Antigua Recreation Ground, featuring renowned personalities and lively performances.

On April 20, Saint Lucia will witness a grand finale at Constitution Park, with Daren Sammy leading the caravan through local communities, creating an atmosphere of excitement and celebration.

Apart from these main events, the Trophy Tour will also visit iconic landmarks and engage with young cricketers, fostering a spirit of inspiration and enthusiasm for the future of cricket.

Local Organising Committees are urging everyone to be part of this historic journey leading up to the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies and the USA in 2024. Stay tuned to local media and social platforms for more updates and information on the tour activities in your area.

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