World Cup trophy unveiled in Islamabad – Sport

ISLAMABAD: Scores of enthusiastic fans caught a glimpse of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup Trophy, some clicking pictures with it as well as it arrived on a three-day tour of Pakistan on Thursday as part of its world tour ahead of the cricketing extravaganza in the United States and the West Indies in June.

Fans took selfies as the trophy was displayed for public viewing at the Pakistan Monument.

“I’m really happy to see it up close,” Islamabad resident Rashid Hussain told Dawn. “I wish the Pakistan team brings it back after winning the World Cup.”

Earlier, the trophy travelled to the Lake View Park, the Prime Minister Office and President House before being taken to Faisal Mosque for a photo shoot. After its public unveiling at Pakistan Monument, it was taken to the Shalimar Cricket Ground.

The trophy will continue its journey across Pakistan over the next two days, going to Abbottabad on Friday before travelling to Lahore, where it will be displayed at the National Cricket Academy before being on display during the fifth and final Twenty20 International between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday.

Published in Dawn, April 26th, 2024

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