The 100-day schedule for the domestic stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, run by Nissan, was announced today prior to its launch on February 19. Then the journey across England and Wales begins thousands of miles and stops in more than 50 cities.
ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour commences tour of England and Wales on 19 February 2019
100-day tour starts off in London and will finish on 29 May ahead of the tournament opener at The Oval for England v South Africa
The trophy will visit all 11 Cricket World Cup 2019 venues, making over 100 stops in more than 50 towns and cities across England and Wales
The trophy will be transported in the all-electric Nissan LEAF
Fans can nominate someone who deserves to be recognised for their contribution to cricket and the wider community to win a visit from the trophy.
The trophy, which will be picked at Lord’s Cricket World Cup winner of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on July 14, will travel through England and Wales in a Nissan LEAF – Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) *. This tour is the first ICC Trophy Tour with a purely electric vehicle.
From extreme sports and underground cricket matches, to a theme park, to a typical English village, the trophy will be dedicated to unique visits throughout your tour. The final stage ends on May 29, the day before the England opener against South Africa in the Oval.
Thousands of fans had already caught a glimpse of the trophy during the international leg of the tour. Legendary legends like Brian Lara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and VVS Laxman, to name but a few, visited them on the way. The trophy has stopped in all participating nations of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with additional visits to countries in Europe and Africa as well as to Nepal and the USA. When the Trophy Tour reaches England and Wales, she will have visited 18 countries worldwide.
The 19 th February trophy will visit the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup venues in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds, Durham, Southampton, Cardiff and Taunton, stopping at each venue.
The Trophy Tour supports the development of grassroots cricket by visiting every first-class district and also aims to bring cricket to other areas with stops in other cities in England and Wales. The 100-day route shows different communities and celebrates multicultural Britain at its best.
Throughout the tour, there are a number of open events where fans have the opportunity to approach the trophy, including three “Super Saturdays” in Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. These will bring together music, special guests, entertainment and a street cricket tournament with local companies, fan groups and the public.
The ICC offers three lucky fans the opportunity to receive a personal visit to the trophy during the tour. Members of the public may appoint someone they believe will be recognized for their contribution to cricket and the wider community to win a visit to the trophy.
Fans can follow the trophy journey through the Trophy Tour section of the ICC Cricket World Cup website. The interactive map follows the itinerary and includes information about each stop. There will also be background information in all digital channels of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Steve Elworthy, Managing Director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, said, “Today is another milestone on our way to the Cricket World Cup as we announce the 100-day trophy tour of England and Wales.
“We saw an incredible response from followers as it spread throughout the world, visiting communities in many countries.
“The countdown to the tournament will be very real when the trophy arrives in England and Wales. We look forward to seeing some iconic and special locations before the opening game on May 30th.
“We also want to thank Nissan for all their dedication to the Trophy Tour, which would not be possible without their help and support.”
Nicolas Verneuil, Marketing Director of Nissan Motors UK, said: “We are delighted to be competing in the first ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour with a fully electric vehicle – the best-selling in Europe * – the Nissan LEAF.
“As our hero electric vehicle, LEAF embodies energy, passion and excitement – all the components needed for a successful cricket world cup! We can not wait to introduce Nissan’s smart mobility credentials as we consider it a nationwide turning shop and electromobility fans. “