Nigerian Cricket fans will have opportunity to see the original International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup Trophy that will arrives Nigeria for the first time in the history.
The most populus black RAC on Earth Nigeria continues to get global attention for its efforts to revive the fortune of cricket game.
Being a historic visit, the trophy will travel across five continents, 21 countries and over 60 cities to mark the “most connected Trophy Tour ever” leading up to the 2019 ICC World Cup finals tournament in Wales and England.
Nigeria is one of the four African countries to host the trophy, while others are Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa.
For the first time, the ICC World Cup trophy has not only visited countries taking part in the tournament and traditional cricket nations, but also places where cricket is rapidly growing such as Nigeria, Rwanda, Nepal, Germany and United States.
According to the Vice President of Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), Uyi Akpata, Lagos and Abuja will host the trophy on February 11 to 13 with Abuja being the first point of call.
Disclosing this at the three-day ICC-backed seminar tagged Commercial Strategy and Development Workshop in Lagos, Akpata said the new board would make efforts to lift the fortune of the sport as plans are in place to ensure that cricket lost glory is restored.