Pakistan is a cricket-mad country and the sport runs in every Pakistani’s blood. Millions of Pakistanis are anxiously waiting for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 and anticipating a good performance by their Shaheens.
For that purpose, it is only befitting that the ICC World Cup trophy has made another appearance in a country so deeply in love with cricket. The trophy arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for a triple-city tour, starting with Islamabad.
Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed accompanied the Garrard-made trophy from Dubai to Islamabad, where it is being exhibited today in front of enthusiastic cricket fans at the Centaurus Mall.
“I am really happy that the trophy has come to Pakistan again. We will try to win this prestigious trophy [in the summer]”, said Sarfraz as he invited fans to show up at the mall and take selfies with the trophy.
Following Islamabad, the trophy will be taken to Lahore on April 13, where fans will get to see it at Packages Mall.
The final stop of the World Cup trophy will be in Karachi, where it will go on display at the Moin Khan Academy on April 14.
The previous appearance made by the prestigious trophy in Pakistan was back in October 2018, as part of its world tour.
The 2019 World Cup officially kicks off in England and Wales on May 30. Pakistan will be hoping to make a permanent place for the ICC World Cup trophy’s replica in Pakistan by winning the coveted tournament in the summer.