ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan trophy tour launched – 100 days are remaining to in into ICC Champions Trophy eight edition of the ICC Champions Trophy; the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy has been launched by ICC at the ICC Academy on Tuesday. Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi participated in Launch ceremony and said “The ICC Champions Trophy is an event which gives me and millions of Pakistan cricket supporters mixed feelings. It is the only ICC major tournament Pakistan has never won, but at the same time it is the only ICC event in which Pakistan has beaten India”. He added “The ICC Champions Trophy is a tough and challenging tournament for the players, but immensely entertaining for the fans. In the two-week window, each side plays almost every third day, against a new opponent and in fresh conditions. As such, there is no time to relax or reflect on past glory or failure. In the quest for the title, you simply have to be sharp and on the ball every single day.”
“The tournament in June will be no different and will probably be one of the most open events in recent times. It will not be prudent to predict a winner, as, at least, five of the eight sides, I think, have an outstanding chance to lift the trophy on 18 June.”
“Like most of the champions of our sport, I too have always enjoyed playing cricket in the United Kingdom, not only because of its rich cricket heritage and history as well as its cultural diversity but also because it boasts excellent playing facilities which is complimented by some very passionate and knowledgeable cricket fans.”
“I want to thank the ICC and all its sponsors for their support of cricket. By taking the trophy on a global tour, they’re enabling fans to connect with the event regardless of where they live and hopefully build a new generation of cricket fans.”
He also added “I am sure things will soon change as nothing is permanent in life and sport,”
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 live streaming will begin from 1 June and the trophy will visit Karachi on 28 March to 30 March.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy tour Schedule is given below
From 2 March to 15 March: Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Delhi.
From 18 to 21 March: Dhaka.
From 22-25 March: Colombo.
From 28-30 March: Karachi.
From 4-12 April: Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town.
From 15-18 April: Auckland.
From 19-27 April: Melbourne and Sydney.
From 2 May onwards: United Kingdoms.
Read here what ICC CEO David Richardson said
David Richardson said “The global trophy tour is the start of what will be a fantastic summer of cricket celebration in the UK with two major back-to-back events”
He also added “Our thanks to Nissan for bringing us this global trophy tour, providing the fans from the competing nations with a special experience in the build up to the events. We are confident that the ICC Champions Trophy will be as competitive and thrilling as preceding editions, bringing together some of the finest 50-over cricketers in a short and sharp event in which every match counts.”
Read here what Roel de Vries said
Nissan Global Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy Roel de Vries said “We partnered with the ICC to bring cricket fans closer to the excitement of the game. We want the Nissan Trophy Tour to build excitement and anticipation on the journey towards the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in the UK in June.”