Trafalgar Square in London marked 100 Day Countdown to Cricket World Cup 2019. Historic monument of Nelson’s Column was transformed into giant wickets to signify the milestone. ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour driven by Nissan has started 100-day journey of England and Wales. CWC Trophy will travel to over 100 events around 115 places across the host country. The Trophy Tour will visit all host cities of the CWC19. Trophy will be transported in 100% electric Nissan LEAF. Cricket World Cup 2019 is set to take place from 30th May to 14th July 2019.
Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square commemorates Admiral Horatio Nelson. It was a befitting start to 100-day countdown to CWC 2019. Nelson’s Column became part of giant wickets to celebrate the moment. Clive Lloyd, Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Nasser Hussain, UK sports minister Mims Davies and other personalities participated in the marquee event. Cricket lovers in England and Wales will get once in generation opportunity to witness world’s greatest cricket players in action at home.
Steve Elworthy, Managing Director of CWC 2019 said: “The tournament is within touching distance now and it’s amazing to see the takeover of the iconic London location of Trafalgar Square to mark 100 days to go! This really puts the tournament at the front of mind for the fans both here and around the world. This ambitious launch demonstrates the lengths we will go to in making this tournament the most memorable ever – one that will inspire excitement among players and spectators alike around the world. To launch the domestic leg of our Trophy Tour in such a landmark location is fantastic, and we’ll visit many more memorable places as we engage with millions of people across England and Wales in the next 100 days.”
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson stated: “Years of planning goes into the delivery of an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, but the excitement becomes real with 100 days to go and the arrival of the trophy on the shores of England and Wales. Transforming one of London’s most famous landmarks into giant wickets is a wonderful way to kick start the celebrations for what I know will be the greatest ever celebration of cricket for hundreds of millions of fans around the world.”