Sports: Cricket: Karachi hosts World Cup trophy at Quaid’s Mausoleum

September 17, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy arrived here in Karachi on Thursday at Quaid’s Mausoleum with Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Javed Miandad unveiling it.

The celebrated trophy stopover in Pakistan ended in Karachi. The trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan on Wednesday at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.

The trophy will return to Dubai and then its next visit will be to South Africa as a part of its world tour. Pakistan is the tenth country to have hosted the trophy since its journey began on July 3.

The trophy has visited Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, England, Wales, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Ireland and Afghanistan while South Africa is its next destination. The trophy will also visit Zimbabwe, UAE and the West Indies.

Miandad said that it has been an honour to lift the trophy and it take him back to memory lane and reminded him the glorious days Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992.

“Our cricket team should prepare well for next year’s event and be encouraged by considering the fact that we have already won the trophy once and we could do that again,” he said.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui was also present on the occasion and said that he hopes Pakistan cricket team would do well next year and bring this trophy back hope.

PCB Director Cricket Operations (Domestic) Intikhab Alam, Asif Azeem, Media Manager PCB Karachi Shoaib Ahmed, ICC Media Manager Sami Burney, KCCA President Ejaz Ahmed Farooqui and Manager National Stadium Karachi Arshad Khan were also present on the occasion.

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