ICC CWC arrives in Edinburgh for start of two-day tour

28 Aug

The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy arrived in Scotland this morning (Thursday 28 August), where it was met by members of the Scotland team, including Preston Mommsen, Ali Evans, Hamish Gardner and Assistant Coach, Craig Wright, at Edinburgh Airport.  

Over a two-day period, the trophy 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.  

Following its welcome in the busy Edinburgh Airport arrivals lounge, the trophy was photographed and then taken to Edinburgh city centre, where it went for a ride along [Princes Street] on a tram, much to the delight of the other passengers.

Following its visit to the capital, the trophy heads to Stirling Country Cricket Club, Glasgow’s River Clyde and Clydesdale Cricket Club. 

On Friday (29th), the trophy will travel to Dundee, Pitlochry and Stoneywood Dyce, Aberdeen before heading back to Edinburgh to depart for the next part of its tour. 

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 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.  

Scotland player, Alasdair Evans, said: “As a team, we are absolutely thrilled to have qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and are training hard for what we know will be a hugely challenging competition.  It’s a pleasure to have the trophy in Scotland for a couple of days and we hope to raise the profile of the sport across the country ahead of the competition, as we really hope that Scotland will get behind us when we get to New Zealand next February.” 

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “We’re pleased to welcome the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy to Edinburgh.  This has been a phenomenal summer of sport for Scotland and it’s great the trophy will take a tour of the country before heading off on to its next destination.  We wish the Scottish team the very best of luck for their World Cup campaign.”

You can see more of the Trophy Tour on our Facebook page.

Use the hashtag #cwc15  #followscotland #CWCTrophyTour

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