Australia’s T20 Captain Aaron Finch led the T20 World Cup Trophy tour kickoff at the Crown Riverwalk in Melbourne on Friday amid a sea of youthful fans and former cricketers, including Waqar Younis, Morne Morkel, Shane Watson, and Australian women’s cricketers Tayla Jade Vlaeminck and Georgia Wareham.
With only 100 days to the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice remarked, “There is a great sense of excitement ahead of the 16 nations coming together in Australia to battle for the highest reward in T20 cricket.”
When the competition begins on October 16 in Geelong, the trophy will have traveled to all four continents. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday, November 13.
More than ever, the trophy tour will stop at 35 venues across 13 nations and four continents. For the first time, the men’s T20 World Cup trophy will stop in Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Namibia, Nepal, Singapore, and Vanuatu. This will allow more spectators in various nations to see the sport’s grand prize.
Australia, under the leadership of Finch, is the reigning champion after defeating New Zealand in the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE by an 8-wicket margin.