“With just 100 days until the start of the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, there is a real sense of excitement ahead of the 16 teams that will come together in Australia to compete for T20 cricket’s biggest prize,” said ICC CEO Geoff Allardyce. .
The countdown to the Big Time has officially begun with Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River providing the backdrop for a downtown cricket arena created to celebrate 100 days until Australia’s launch ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time.
The hallowed turf of the Melbourne Cricket Ground took center stage with the pitch moved to central Melbourne to mark 100 days until the world’s best 16-team cricketers battle it out for T20 cricket’s top prize. Australian International stars Aaron Finch, Georgia Wareham and Tyla Vlaeminck along with cricket legends Shane Watson, Waqar Younis and Morne Morkel joined other Australian figures to launch the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup Trophy Tour powered by Nissan.
The trophy tour is scheduled to visit 35 locations in 13 countries on four continents, more than ever before. The T20 Men’s World Cup Trophy will be held in Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Namibia, Nepal, Singapore and Vanuatu for the first time, bringing more fans in different countries to see the sport of T20 cricket. the ultimate prize.
Designed for anyone, anywhere, anytime, the trophy tour will allow fans to participate from home via a 3D augmented reality filter hosted on the official T20 World Cup Facebook and Instagram channels. Fans are encouraged to get creative and show the world where you play cricket using the trophy filter. The best fan-made images will be celebrated each week and a few lucky winners will be awarded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup themed prizes.
Having started in Melbourne and circled the globe, the Trophy Tour will make its final stop in Geelong on October 16 for the opening match of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup between 2014 champions Sri Lanka and Namibia.
Fans can follow the trophy’s journey around the world on the T20 World Cup social media channels or through the dedicated Trophy Tour section on the T20 World Cup website.
More than 800,000 fans are expected to attend the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup T20 with additional tickets for all matches released today, except for the India-Pakistan match on October 23. The total number of tickets for this match were sold out within five minutes and will go on sale in February. If more tickets become available for this match, they will be released at a later date.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardyce said: “With just 100 days to go until the men’s T20 Cricket World Cup kicks off, there is a real sense of excitement ahead of the 16 teams that will come together in Australia to battle it out for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket.
“Celebrating the launch of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour by Nissan is another important milestone in bringing the Trophy to ten countries for the first time, once again demonstrating our commitment to using the T20 format as a vehicle to grow the game and attract new fans around the world” .
Australia captain Aaron Finch said: “It’s an exciting time for cricket with so many world-class teams set to play across the country. Now, with just 100 days to go, you can feel the excitement building around the team at the prospect of playing in a home World Cup in front of our fans.
“At the World Cup, every game is a tough game and anyone can beat anyone on their day, so the white-ball cricket ahead of us over the next couple of months will be crucial in making sure we’re ready with the first ball World Cup in October”.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour powered by Nissan Ambassador Shane Watson said: “As a player, there are few things that can beat playing in a home World Cup and I can’t wait to see the best T20 players in the world on the fast pitches in Australia. It will be an incredible spectacle.
“Ahead of the event, I’m also looking forward to taking the T20 World Cup trophy around our beautiful country to give fans the chance to take part in this massive celebration of cricket.”
Nissan Australia Managing Director Adam Patterson said: “With 100 days to go until the first ball of the World Cup, Nissan is gearing up for a spectacular event across the country. We are proud to continue to play an important role in driving excitement and innovation by supporting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour powered by Nissan, led by Nissan ambassadors Mel Jones and Mitchell Johnson.”
SCHEDULE – ICC T20 World Cup Men’s Tour
|July 8-12||Melbourne, Australia|
|July 13-15||Brisbane, Australia|
|July 18||Cairns, Australia|
|July 19-20||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea|
|July 21-22||Helsinki, Finland|
|July 23||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|July 24||Glasgow, Scotland|
|July 31||Cologne, Germany|
|August 1-2||Frankfurt, Germany|
|August 8-9||Uluru, Australia|
|August 10-14||Darwin, Australia|
|August 16-17||Bali, Indonesia|
|August 19-21||Tokyo, Japan|
|August 26||Broome, Australia|
|August 27-29||Perth, Australia|
|August 30-31||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|September 5-6||Nadi, Fiji|
|September 7-8||Port Vila, Vanuatu|
|September 9-12||Adelaide, Australia|
|September 14||Canberra, Australia|
|September 17, 24, 25||Regional NSW, Australia|
|September 20-21||Windhoek, Namibia|
|September 22||Walfish Bay, Namibia|
|September 23-24||Accra, Ghana|
|September 28||Devonport, Australia|
|September 30 – October 2||Hobart, Australia|
|October 5-9||Sydney, Australia|
|October 13-16||Geelong, Australia|