ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 trophy reaches Pangong Tso Lake and Shanti Stupa in Leh as part of tour

The trophy's India tour began on June 27 and the silverware will stay in the country until July 14.

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WorldCup 2023 Trophy.
WorldCup 2023 Trophy. (Photo Source: ICC)

The upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is all set to commence on October 5 in Ahmedabad. With the excitement for the tournament reaching its peak, the trophy for the coveted title has embarked upon a full-scale tour of the world. Travelling to 18 countries around the world, the tour includes countries like Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, the USA, Nigeria, Uganda, France, Italy, and India as well.

The most recent stop for the silverware was in Ladakh. Reaching the city of Leh in the Union Terriroty of Ladakh, the trophy was brightly seen shining near the Pangong Tso Lake and Shanti Stupa. Furthermore, the coveted cup was in West Bengal on Thursday, July 6, as part of its tour, where the students of Modern High School in Kolkata shared the stage and interacted with the title alongside former India cricketer Jhulan Goswami.

Through the world tour campaign, the ICC (International Cricket Council) is making great strides in its attempt to provide one million fans with a chance to get a glimpse of the silverware. 

It is also worth noting that the trophy tour began in India on June 27 and will stay in the country until July 14, after which it will travel to other countries around the world. It will return to India after having completed its tour on September 4. 

England-New Zealand kick off World Cup campaign on October 5

The season opener of the World Cup 2023 will see the finalists of the 2019 edition, England and New Zealand, take on each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5. Led by Jos Buttler, England will be keen on getting off to a good start to the tournament as they will look to boost their title defence chances with a good start.

Team India will be taking on Australia in Chennai on October 8 for their first match of the competition. Furthermore, the much-anticipated India-Pakistan tie will take place in Ahmedabad as well on October 15. 

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