T20 World Cup 100-day countdown: Trophy to travel across four continents before the start of the showpiece event in Geelong

Countdown to 100 days for ICC T20 World The Cup begins on Friday at the Holy Ground in Melbourne Cricket The Ground (MCG) is being demolished in the city center amid a crowd of cricket stars including Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Waqar Younis and Morne Morkel beginning the ‘World Cup Trophy Tour’.

The tournament will feature the world’s best men’s cricketers from 16 nations, with Finch-captained Aussies determined to defend the title they won in the UAE last year. This is the first time the men’s tournament is being hosted in Down Under, with the women’s equivalent taking place in 2020.

Finch said the period between now and the start of the mega-event will be crucial for his team to retain the crown.

“It is an exciting time for cricket as many world class teams are coming to play across the country. Now that there are just 100 days to go, you can feel the excitement building among the team about the prospect of playing in the home World Cup in front of our fans,” Australia’s white-ball captain was quoted as saying by the ICC .

“In the World Cup, every game is tough, and anyone can beat anyone on their day, so the amount of white-ball cricket we’ve got to see over the next few months is crucial to making sure we’re ready. Huh. First ball of the World Cup in October,” said Finch, who has been trying to overcome the long-lean patch.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Tour will see the trophy travel across four continents before returning to Geelong on 16 October, when the tournament begins.

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardyce said the tour was a major milestone in hosting the tournament.

“Celebrating the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, powered by Nissan, marks another significant milestone in taking the trophy to 10 countries for the first time, once again using the T20 format as a vehicle to develop reflects our commitment to To engage new fans in the game and around the world.

“With just 100 days left for the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, there is a real sense of excitement before 16 teams come together in Australia to compete for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket.”

The tour will see the trophy visit 35 venues in 13 countries across four continents. For the first time, the T20 World Cup trophy will stop in Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Namibia, Nepal, Singapore and Vanuatu, bringing the sport to more fans in different countries.

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