The iconic Yarra River in Melbourne is the setting for a city centre cricketing stadium built to mark 100 days till Australia hosts the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time, signalling the start of “The Big Time.”

In order to commemorate 100 days until the world’s top cricketers from 16 teams play for the ultimate reward in T20 cricket, the pitch from Melbourne Cricket Ground was moved into the heart of Melbourne. Together with cricket greats Shane Watson, Waqar Younis, and Morne Morkel, Australian international talents Aaron Finch, Georgia Wareham, and Tayla Vlaeminck launched the Nissan-sponsored ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour.

ICC T20 2022 Trophy
ICC T20 2022 Trophy

More than ever before, 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, allowing more spectators in various nations to see the sport’s grand prize.

Fans will be able to participate in The Trophy Tour from home using a 3D augmented reality filter that is hosted on the official T20 World Cup Facebook and Instagram channels. The Trophy Tour is created for anybody, everywhere, at any time. Cricket fans are invited to use their imaginations to creatively display their home grounds using the trophy filter. A select few will be honoured with prizes based around the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup each week for the finest fan-generated photographs.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022’s first match between 2014 Champions Sri Lanka and Namibia will be played in Geelong on October 16 as part of the Trophy Tour, which started in Melbourne and has since travelled the world.

On the T20 World Cup website’s dedicated Trophy Tour page or through the social media outlets for the tournament, fans may follow the trophy as it travels across the globe.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is expected to draw over 800,000 spectators thanks to the additional tickets made available today for every game but the October 23 match between India and Pakistan. When general admission tickets for this match went on sale to the general public in February, they were all sold out in less than five minutes. If more seats become available for the event, they will be made available later.

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said:

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice

“With just 100 days to go until the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup there is a real sense of excitement ahead of the 16 teams coming together in Australia to compete for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket. 

“Celebrating the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, is another important milestone in taking the Trophy to ten countries for the first time ever, once again showing our commitment to using the T20 format as vehicle to grow the game and to engage new fans across the world.”

Australian men’s captain Aaron Finch said

Australian men’s captain Aaron Finch

“It’s an exciting time for cricket with so many world class teams coming out to play all around the country. Now that there’s just 100 days to go, you can feel the excitement building among the team about the prospect of playing in a home World Cup in front of our fans.

“In a World Cup every game is a tough game, and anyone can beat anyone on their day so the white ball cricket we’ve got coming up over the next couple of months is going to be crucial to make sure we are ready come the first ball of the World Cup in October.”

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, ambassador Shane Watson said

Nissan, ambassador Shane Watson

“As a player, there’s few things that can top playing in a home World Cup and I can’t wait to see the world’s best T20 players on the fast bouncy pitches in Australia. It’s going to be an incredible spectacle.

“Leading up to the event, I’m also looking forward to taking the T20 World Cup trophy around our beautiful country to give fans the opportunity to be part of this massive cricket celebration.”

Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson said:

Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson said:

“With 100 days until the first ball of the World Cup, Nissan is gearing up for a spectacular event across the country. We are proud to continue to play an important role in driving excitement and innovation, supporting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, with Nissan Ambassadors, Mel Jones and Mitchell Johnson behind the wheel.”

SCHEDULE – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan

July 8-12Melbourne, Australia
July 13-15Brisbane, Australia
July 18Cairns, Australia
July 19-20Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
July 21-22Helsinki, Finland
July 23Edinburgh, Scotland
July 24Glasgow, Scotland
July 31Cologne, Germany
August 1 – 2Frankfurt, Germany
August 8-9Uluru, Australia
August 10-14Darwin, Australia
August 16-17Bali, Indonesia
August 19-21Tokyo, Japan
August 26Broome, Australia
August 27-29Perth, Australia
August 30-31Kathmandu, Nepal
September 2-3Singapore
September 5-6Nadi, Fiji
September 7-8 Port Vila, Vanuatu
September 9-12Adelaide, Australia
September 14Canberra, Australia 
September 17, 24, 25 Regional NSW, Australia
September 20-21Windhoek, Namibia
September 22Walvis Bay, Namibia
September 23-24Accra, Ghana
September 28Devonport, Australia
September 30-October 2Hobart, Australia
October 5-9Sydney, Australia
October 13-16Geelong, Australia

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