ICC) T20 World Cup trophy tour begins today with visit to Parliament
The International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup trophy touched down in Accra last night at the Kotoka International Airport to begin a historic two-day tour of the country.
The glittering silver trophy, accompanied by officials of the ICC was welcomed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif; the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Evans Bobie Opoku; the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and the Ghana Cricket Association President, Mr Emmanuel Asare.
Also present were top officials of the GCA and the media.
The ICC T20 World Cup Trophy would visit the Parliament House of Ghana, Ga Mantse’s Palace, the Black Star Square, and the Residence of the Australian High Commissioner in Ghana.
It would also make a stop at the Achimota School and the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School where the students and the public would have the opportunity to take some photos with the iconic trophy before departing on Saturday evening.
The trophy has already visited over 30 locations in 12 countries across four continents.
Welcoming the ICC delegation on behalf of President Akufo-Addo to the country, Mr Ussif said he was hopeful that the presence of the trophy would contribute to the development of the sport across the 16 regions of the country.
He explained that if the sports was developed at the regional level, Ghana would produce talented players that can win the ICC World Cup in the next decade.
Mr Ussif added that the tour would be used to promote the sport and motivate national team players and students to take up the sport ahead of the 2023 African Games which would be hosted by Ghana.