Official ICC Champions Trophy 2017 arrives tomorrow

Official ICC Champions Trophy 2017 arrives tomorrow

Trophy to be in Dhaka from 18-20 March

The official ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which is travelling to all eight participating nations, arrives in Dhaka tomorrow(Saturday, 18 March). The Nissan Trophy Tour symbolises the global nature of the tournament and provides cricket fans in Bangladesh and around the world the unique opportunity to engage with the coveted trophy. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be held between June 01 and 18 in England and Wales.

During the Bangladesh leg of the tour, the trophy will be on put on display for the general public at the Centre Court of Jamuna Future Park Shopping Mall on Progati Sarani from 11h00 to 21h00 on 18 and 19 March.

On 20 March, the trophy will be taken to an iconic location in Dhaka for a photo shoot which will be followed by a visit to the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur for a photo/video opportunity with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials and Bangladesh National Cricket Team members. UNICEF Bangladesh has also organised a children’s event as part of its Cricket for Good initiative with the ICC.


Trophy dimensions    

Height                                       46 cm

Base Circumference                   47 cm

Top Circumference                    48 cm

Weight                                      3.1 kg


About the ICC Champions Trophy event

Originally known as the ICC Knockout when it was staged in 1998 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and in 2000 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was renamed the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 was held every two years until 2009 (when it was held in South Africa after the scheduled event in 2008 in Pakistan had to be cancelled). Subsequently the event moved to a four year cycle and features the top eight teams in the ICC one-day rankings.

The first round comprises two groups of four with the top two in each group progressing to the semi-finals and the winners contesting the final. The event is short, sharp and highly competitive.