“Tremendous” World Cup Trophy tour concludes in Guyana

In anticipation of Guyana hosting six games for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, the coveted Championships trophy made its way to Guyana earlier this week.
Guyana’s leg of the trophy tour was filled with a grand reception at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), a trip to Kaieteur Falls and stops at the St George’s Cathedral, State House, Hope Children’s Home and the legendary Bourda Ground.
On Thursday evening, the curtains came down on the trophy tour at the Kingston Seawall Esplanade, where Tournament Head of Public Relations and Communications, Damon Leon, spoke of the anticipation that the activities were intended to build.
“The trophy is always just an amazing event, leading up to any World Cup. It’s a chance for all of the fans to get out there, to see the actual trophy in person, engage with it and it really just helps to build the hype, the excitement and just let’s everyone know that this is happening. It’s almost on our shores and we’re ready to welcome the world,” Leon shared with Guyana Times Sport.
Leon went on to address Guyana’s all-round support for the trophy tour, labelling the response from stakeholders and fans as tremendous.

The World Cup trophy tour in Guyana has been rated as “tremendous”

The T20 World Cup Head of Public Relations and Communications explained, “I think the response across Guyana ad all the Caribbean host nations has been tremendous. When we’ve seen what is happening in other parts of the world, the Caribbean Region and in particular, Guyana should hold our heads high, we’ve been on top of the game. the response from stakeholders, from everyone on the ground who’s made this possible, it’s been a tremendous, tremendous outpouring of support for the trophy tour and by extension, the World Cup.”
“From the time that we landed at the airport, through all of our activations, yesterday into today [Saturday], it has just been a tremendous outpouring of response from the public. They turned up today at St George’s Cathedral. Being with the schoolchildren, the First Lady, also at Kaieteur Falls, it has really been a good experience and thank you Guyana, it has been a tremendous trophy tour here,” Leon concluded.
The Men’s T20 World Cup will bowl off in Texas, USA on June 1, with a clash between hosts USA and Canada. Then, the action will move to the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on June 2, where West Indies will battle Papua New Guinea in the first match hosted in the Caribbean.