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T20 World Cup Trophy arrives in Guyana for tour 

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A snapshot from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy’s arrival in Guyana (Jemima Holmes photos) 

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy touched down in Guyana on Tuesday afternoon for the local trophy tour, amidst a cultural explosion at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.
In signature Caribbean style, ICC T20 World Cup Head of Public Relations and Communications, Damon Leon, disembarked a Caribbean Airlines’ flight with the coveted accolade in tow.
Greeted by an infusion of drums and dance at the airport’s arrival lounge, many patrons present, including staff at the establishment, had the opportunity to take their photo opportunities.
While there, Assistant Director of Sport (ADoS), Franklin Wilson, was on hand to receive Leon and the Trophy, as he promised Guyana will put on a grand show for the next few days.
Wilson remarked, “This is a historic moment for us here in Guyana. Of course, you know we pride ourselves in putting on the best in hospitality and otherwise, and this is our turn to shine and we want to do so in a huge way.”
Meanwhile, Leon touched on the significance of the Trophy tour making its way to the Land of Many Waters.
“The trophy being here in Guyana is truly a momentous milestone for Guyana, and by extension the West Indies. The trophy actually began its worldwide tour in New York back in March, where we had Chris Gayle and Ali Khan lighting up the Empire State Building,” the World Cup Head of Public Relations and Communications shared.
Leon further stated, “Guyana is the final stop in the West Indies before it heads back out to the US for the first set of games in the US next week. So, we do expect that Guyana is going to sort of bring this leg of the Trophy tour down with the style and flair that we know that you will.”
Following the arrival at CJIA on Tuesday afternoon, the Trophy made its way to State House on Main Street, Georgetown. Today the Trophy will make an appearance at the iconic Kaieteur Falls, and during an engagement with the First Lady Arya Ali. Tomorrow, Thursday, two public engagements are planned for the World Cup Trophy. First, the Trophy will be taken to the St. George’s Cathedral, where scores of school-age children will have the opportunity to see the trophy, then the Trophy will be taken to the Kingston Seawall Esplanade, where fans will have the opportunity to win tickets for the global event in Guyana.

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