ICC Cricket World Cup trophy reaches Karachi

KARACHI: ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy has reached its last destination Karachi today (Sunday) after showing up at Lahore and Islamabad.

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Former captain and Wicket-keeper batsman Moin Khan lifted the trophy in National Cricket Stadium Karachi.

The trophy had arrived in the metropolis on late Saturday.

Talking to media former Wicket-keeper Batsman Moin Khan was optimistic that Pakistan will win the World Cup for second time and would bring the trophy at home.

Commenting over the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed, Moin Khan backed Sarfraz  to remain as captain till 2019 World Cup.

“Change of captain at this time would not be suitable for Pakistan Cricket Team. PCB must appoint Sarfraz as Captain till the 2019 World Cup,” he added.

Former skipper Moin also recalled memories from Pakistan’s triumphant 1992 World Cup campaign and the inspirational leadership of Imran Khan.

The trophy will be put on display for fans at various places in the Provincial capital on Sunday, including Mohatta Palace, Frere Hall and Moin Khan Academy.

The trophy journey had kicked off in Dubai from ICC headquarters on August 27. “Travelling across five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities the ‘most connected Trophy Tour ever’ will allow fans around the world to get up close to the coveted prize that will be lifted at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 14 July, 2019,” said the ICC in a statement.

The trophy will take a trip to Oman, the USA, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany before arriving in England and Wales on February 19, 2019 for a 100-day domestic Trophy Tour.

The tournament will kick off from May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa.

The final of the mega event will take place on July 14 at Home of Cricket Lords.

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