The ICC World Cup trophy will go through every participating nations, as announced by the ICC. The tournament is scheduled between 14th of February to 29th of March in 2015.

The trophy will begin it’s journey from Dubai and will then first arrive for a 3 day tour to Colombo. During this period , this trophy will feature in a number of events and will also be displayed during the first ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa, on Wednesday. The trophy will be received by the 6 members of the World Cup winning squad of 1996, namely Aravinda de Silva, Upul Chandana, Hasan Tillekekaratne, Marvan Atapattu, Pramodaya Wicramsinghe and Chaminda Vaas.

The trophy will return to Dubai and will then go on a 5 day tour to India on July 19. This will be followed by Bangladesh , where the trophy will remain for 25th and 26th July.

After the trophy’s visit to the 12 countries, it will return to Australia on 6th November , within 100 days for the tournament to start.

ICC’s chief executive, Dave Richardson said that the trophy is beginning it’s journey from Dubai because it has been the home of ICC since 2005 and UAE has qualified for the World Cup for the first time after 1996. He added that  it’s a dream for every to hold the World Cup trophy.

This trophy was designed in London by craftsmen from Garrard and Co and it took them 2 months. It stands around 6o cm and weighs 11kg.

The expected dates for the trophy in each country are:

4-6 July, SriLanka

19-23 July, India

25-26 July, Bangladesh

18-28 August, United Kingdom

30 August, Scotland

2-3 September, Ireland

11-13 September. Pakistan

16 September, Afghanistan

25-27 September, South Africa

2 October, Zimbabwe

9-11 October, UAE

16 October, Jamaica

17 October, Barbados

6 November onwards, Australia and New Zealand

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