The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2023 is just round the corner and teams have already geared up for a highly-competitive tournament. The defending champions Australia are all set to host the upcoming edition of the marquee tournament.
And now in the build-up to the tournament, the ICC Men's T20 World Cup trophy made its way to the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia's most iconic places known for its natural beauty. Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa carried the trophy to Reef Magic Pontoon, off Cairns which offers tourists an opportunity to obtain an underwater seat to view the reef's colors and marine life.
The view is part of the Nissan-sponsored ICC Men's T20 World Cup Trophy tour, which will stop in 21 locations throughout all eight Australian States and Territories in addition to 12 other countries.
After the event, Adam Zampa said that days like this are a reminder of how lucky we are to live in a country with so much natural beauty. "Its a privilege to be able to bring the WC trophy to such an amazing place and encourage fans around the world to get to Australia later this year. The cricket is going to be amazing with all the best teams in the world here, but as fans will see as part of the Trophy tour, there is so much more to see and do while the fans are here," Adam Zampa told ICC.
According to reports, the upcoming T20 WC will run from October 16 to November 13 in seven cities. Close to 10,000 foreign fans are expected to visit Australia to witness the marquee tournament. The upcoming T20 World Cup will see 16 international teams battling against each other for the prestigious trophy.
Speaking of Australia, defending champions recently won a three-match T20I against Sri Lanka but lost the ODI series by 2-3. The Men in Yellow will next face Zimbabwe for three ODIs and will then host New Zealand for as many games in the 50-over format. Before the World Cup, they’ll take on West Indies and England in the T20I series.