Kuwait Cricket All Set To Host The Coveted ICC - International Cricket Council Men's Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour On The 10th & 11th Of August 2023

Kuwait Cricket All Set To Host The Coveted ICC - International Cricket Council Men's Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour On The 10th & 11th Of August 2023

FLYERIn a historic and unprecedented move, Kuwait Cricket Club, the official governing body for the game of cricket in Kuwait affiliated to the Public Authority of Sport & Kuwait Olympic Committee, in association with the International Cricket Council is all set to host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy tour on the 10th and 11th of August 2023.

KCC Board led by the President Mr. Haider Farman, Vice President Mr. Faisal Al Marzouk, General Secretary Mr. Emad Al Jassam, Mr. Mahmoud Bastaki, Ms Awatef Al Qallaf and Director General Mr. Sajid Ashraf are all ecstatic to host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour for the first time ever in the State of Kuwait.

KCC Board President Mr. Haider Farman who is also the Director of Asian Games at Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) as well as the Technical Director of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) thanked the International Cricket Council (ICC) for giving Kuwait this prestigious opportunity and declared this historic moment to be one of the biggest attractions for all cricket lovers in the State of Kuwait as it will give them all an opportunity to not only have glimpses of the biggest prize of the ICC Men’s World Cup (scheduled to take place in India later this year in October) but will also give them all an opportunity to take a memorable photo of themselves with their loved ones with the coveted trophy. The KCC President, Mr. Farman, a sportsman himself, added that the magnitude of this event will definitely encourage the concerned Government officials and sporting authorities to come forward, support the infrastructural development and appreciate how cricket as a sport unites all the communities residing in Kuwait and helps them feel at home away from home.

KCC Director General Mr. Sajid Ashraf, a former Kuwait U19 & National Team Player, and also the head of GCC technical & operations cricket committee, said that this monumental moment will be etched in the history books forever for our beloved country Kuwait and serves as an ideal opportunity for corporations and multi national brands alike to become a consistent and an integral part of Kuwait Cricket Development Programs whereby the growth and welfare of our national players needs to be further secured, enhanced, and supported in such a way where all national players are able to grow from semi-professionals to full time professional cricketers. Mr. Ashraf further added that with the rise of Digital Broadcasting (which won Kuwait the ICC Digital Fan Engagement Award at the ICC conference last year in Birmingham 2022), where every single domestic match of KCC tournaments is broadcasted live in partnership with Fancode, cricket is now comfortably placed as the 2nd biggest sport in Kuwait after football and has the potential to become number 1 in the future based on the demographics and as the biggest target market for renowned national and international consumer brands.

The 2023 edition of the Trophy Tour organized by the ICC will be the biggest by far, giving the fans a chance to connect with the coveted piece of silverware in various countries and cities around the globe.

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Trophy will travel to 18 countries around the world, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, USA, Nigeria, Uganda, France, Italy, the United States of America and the host country India.

The first full-scale Trophy Tour since 2019, the 2023 edition will provide cricket fans around the globe with a chance to recreate the celebratory and carnival atmosphere witnessed during the marquee event.

Through innovative activations and events in different countries, the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour will provide a chance to one million fans to have their own personal interactions with the coveted piece of silverware.

On the launch of the Trophy Tour, ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said, "The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour is an important milestone in the countdown to what will be the biggest ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup ever. This Tour will see the iconic silverware meet heads of states, launch community initiatives and support cricket development programmes in addition to visiting some of the most iconic landmarks around the globe.

“Cricket has more than a billion fans and we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to get up close to this famous trophy that has been held aloft by some of the greatest legends of our sport.” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah added, "Cricket unites India like no other sport and excitement is building across the country as we prepare to host the 10 best teams in the world over six weeks of heart-stopping cricket.

“As we countdown to the World Cup, the Trophy Tour is a fantastic chance for fans to be part of the event wherever they are. The Tour will travel extensively across India and seek to inspire communities to share the excitement of cricket’s greatest spectacle, while providing an opportunity to showcase iconic venues, cities and landmarks throughout the country.”

The Trophy Tour will begin on June 27 in India, travel around the globe and then return to the host nation on September 4.

Indiansinkuwait.com is the official community partner of KCC for registrations for the ICC World Cup Trophy Tour in Kuwait.

For inquiries on sponsorships and brand endorsements with KCC for the ICC World Cup Trophy tour, please send an email to sajid@kuwaitcricketclub.com

Get ready Kuwait Cricket fans and lovers, and mark your calendars, 11th of August at Sulaibiya Cricket Ground