DUBAI: Star Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi unveiled the trophy of ICC Champions trophy – to be played in England in 2017 – as the 100-day countdown to the event started on Tuesday.
Afridi, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, unveiled the trophy of the show-piece event.
During its global tour, the ICC Champions Trophy will visit 19 cities, including Karachi, across all eight competing nations, allowing fans to get a close-up view of the prestigious silverware.
According to the itinerary shared by ICC, the trophy will visit Karachi from 28th to 30th March.
The trophy’s journey will start on Thursday, 2 March, when it will depart for India, and after travelling through Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, it will arrive in the United Kingdom on 2 May where the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be staged.
At the unveiling ceremony, Shahid Afridi termed the ICC Champions Trophy as a tough and challenging tournament for the players.