ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tours Scotland
The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy will arrive in Scotland on the morning of Thursday 28 August, where it will be met by members of the Scotland team and Cricket Scotland representatives at Edinburgh airport.
Over a two-day period, it will travel to various parts of Scotland, accompanied by players and allowing fans across the country to see the coveted trophy, as excitement builds ahead of the competition.
The ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2015 commences on 14 February and Scotland’s first game will see them taking on New Zealand in Dunedin on 17 February. The Scotland team has been training hard under new coach Grant Bradburn, and have had some excellent preparation in the form of Netherlands and New Zealand A in the past two months. The team will travel to Dublin to take on Ireland in three one day matches taking place on 8, 10 and 12 September.
The trophy is currently making its way around the world visiting participating nations in the CWC, and has already spent time in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England and Wales. Following its Scottish trip, it will travel to Ireland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, UAE, Jamaica, Barbados, Pakistan, Afghanistan* and India.
During its time in Scotland, members of the Scotland squad will accompany the Trophy to the following areas:
Thursday 28th August
- Arrival at Edinburgh Airport
- Edinburgh City Centre for photography
- Stirling County Cricket Club – the new home of cricket in Scotland in 2015 at approximately 12 noon
- Glasgow River Clyde at Pacific Quay
- Clydesdale Cricket Club, Glasgow at 6pm
Friday 29th August
- Dundee’s Tay Bridge and City Centre
- Pitlochry’s Queen’s View
- Stoneywood-Dyce Cricket Club at 5pm
Cricket fans are welcome to come along to the clubs at the times indicated above to see the trophy on its travels.
Scotland Coach, Grant Bradburn, said: “We’re hugely excited about qualifying for the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will see Scotland playing on an international stage with some of cricket’s finest players. The team has been training hard, and we have a busy schedule ahead of the event playing against some excellent teams, to ensure we are in the best condition for what we know will be an enormously challenging competition.”
Roddy Smith, CEO of Cricket Scotland, said: “Scotland’s qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is a fantastic achievement and we’re very much looking forward to the competition. We’re delighted to be hosting the iconic ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy for a couple of days in Scotland, helping to raise the profile of the competition across the country. We wish we could take it to every club as excitement builds for the World Cup, but we’ll be recording as we go along and updating regularly online, and we hope that cricket fans can come along to the clubs we plan to visit on Thursday and Friday.”