The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched a virtual trophy tour commencing on Thursday to commemorate the two-month countdown to the Men’s T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nissan will be driving the virtual trip around.
Carlos Brathwaite, the hero of the most recent Men’s T20 World Cup, will kick off the trip. Brathwaite helped the West Indies win the 2016 World Cup by hitting four consecutive sixes in the last over against England.
Casey Bailey, Birmingham Poet Laureate, will deliver a poem written by the all-rounder. The poem seeks to convey the spirit of T20 cricket while also honoring the goals and aspirations of young cricketers throughout the world.
“This trophy reminds me of one of the finest evenings of my life, therefore it offers me tremendous delight to be a part of this one-of-a-kind trophy tour, where fans may take it to places it’s never been before. What if you took it to the Eiffel Tower? Or how about the Taj Mahal? Personally, I’m looking forward to all of the amazing material that fans will produce, and I encourage everyone to tap into their inner creativity and participate “, Brathwaite stated.
Because of the global disruption created by the Covid-19 epidemic, a globe-trotting Trophy Tour was not possible. Instead, the International Cricket Council (ICC) encourages cricket enthusiasts to carry the trophy to more cricket-playing countries than ever before.
“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy may be viewed virtually on the official T20 World Cup Facebook and Instagram accounts, thanks to a 3D augmented reality filter. Fans are urged to be creative and take charge of the tour by using this filter to transport the trophy anywhere they want. This might be their garden, a local cricket club, or even a well-known metropolitan monument. On the T20 World Cup’s social media platforms, the greatest fan-generated material will be compiled and recognized weekly, with fans having the opportunity to win autographed event memorabilia “according to the press release.
The Trophy Tour part of the T20 World Cup website will serve as a one-stop destination for all material created by fans and the ICC throughout the Trophy Tour’s length, allowing fans to follow and remain up to speed with the tour’s progress.