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ICC World Cup Trophy being brought to Nepal on Friday

KATHMANDU: The Trophy of the ICC World Cup to be held next year in England and Wales is being brought to Nepal on Friday.

According to ICC Nepal Representative Bhawana Ghimire, the Trophy would arrive in Nepal after the Trophy Tour in Bangladesh. It would be kept in Nepal for four days during which time it will be taken to Swayambhu, Chandragiri and Pokhara.

The Trophy is being taken to Pokhara as the cricketers, officials and cricket fans are currently in Pokhara for the Pokhara Premier League (PPL) tournament.

Ghimire shared that the Trophy would be taken to Chandragiri on October 28 and it would be shown to the Prime Minister and general public on the same day.

Beginning its tour from Dubai, the Trophy travelled to Oman, the United States of America, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and is arriving in Nepal.

After Nepal, the Trophy will be taken to India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany before taking it to England and Wales on February 19, 2019.

According to the ICC, the Trophy Tour would take place not only in countries participating in the tournament, but for the first time will go beyond traditional cricket heartlands and connect with fans in 11 more countries where cricket is growing including Nepal, the USA and Germany.

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