It should be noted that this is the first full-scale Trophy Tour since 2019, as the coronavirus pandemic required certain restrictions in previous years.
During Trophy’s journey through the stratosphere, 4k cameras attached to the stratosphere captured video of Trophy sitting on the edge of Earth’s atmosphere.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said: Cricket unites India like no other sport and excitement is building across the country as we prepare to host the world’s top 10 teams in six weeks of thrilling cricket. Ahead of the World Cup, the Trophy Tour is a fantastic chance for fans to be a part of the event, wherever they are. The tour will take place throughout India and will aim to inspire local communities to share in the excitement of cricket’s greatest spectacle, while providing an opportunity to showcase iconic places, cities and landmarks across the country.
On the launch of the Trophy Tour, ICC CEO Jeff Allardyce said: the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour is an important milestone in the countdown to the largest ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. As part of the tour, the iconic silversmiths will meet heads of state, launch community initiatives and support cricket development programs, and visit some of the most iconic landmarks around the world.
Cricket has over a billion fans, and we want to give as many people as possible the chance to get close to this famous trophy that the greatest legends of our sport have worked on.