Virtual trip for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup:
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Trophy Tour begins its virtual voyage across the world today, just two months before the event’s commencement, inviting fans to take it to places it has never visited before.
Carlos Brathwaite, the star of the most recent ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, whose four consecutive sixes in the final over against England helped the West Indies win the title in 2016, will kick off the Trophy Tour on Thursday, August 19, reciting a poem that aims to capture the essence of T20 cricket and celebrate the dreams and hopes of aspiring cricketers around the world. Brathwaite reads a poem written by Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey.
Given the worldwide pandemic’s disruption to our world, a globe-trotting Trophy Tour was not practicable; therefore, this year, every cricket fan on the planet can participate in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Trophy Tour, as we invite supporters to transport the trophy to more cricket playing nations than ever before.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy may be viewed virtually on the official T20 World Cup Facebook and Instagram accounts with a 3D augmented reality filter. Fans are urged to be creative and take control of the tour by carrying the trophy anywhere they want through this filter. This may be their garden, a local cricket club, or even a metropolitan landmark.
The greatest fan-generated content will be compiled and honored weekly on the T20 World Cup’s social media channels, where fans will also have the opportunity to win signed event items.
Carlos Brathwaite, the hero of the 2016 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup-winning team, said of the tour, “This trophy brings back memories of one of the best nights of my life, and thus it gives me tremendous satisfaction to be associated with this unique trophy tour, where fans get to take it to areas it has never gone.” What if you took it to the Eiffel Tower? Or how about the Taj Mahal? Personally, I am looking forward to all of the wonderful stuff that fans will make and would encourage everyone to channel their inner creativity and participate.”
Fans may follow the Trophy Tour’s progress via the Trophy Tour portion of the #T20WorldCup website, which will serve as a one-stop destination for all information provided by fans and the ICC throughout the Trophy Tour.
Following the trophy’s virtual trip, the ICC will debut a new weekly show named Around the Wicket, which will feature the 16 teams competing in the #T20WorldCup and will be accessible to view via the ICC’s digital and social media channels. Danish Sait, an Indian comedian, and a digital content developer will host the lighthearted show, which will celebrate all we love about T20 cricket, including its heroes. Around the Wicket will also encourage fans to participate by asking questions about their favorite T20 cricketers.