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Nissan kicks off 100-day ICC Champions Trophy global tour

  • The trophy will visit all the competing nations in the next 100 days
  • Starting from India in February it will travel to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan in March 
  • Then flying to South Africa, New Zealand and Australia in April
  • The tour will culminate in a series of events across host cities in England and Wales in May, before the opening game between England and Bangladesh at The Oval on 1st June
New Delhi, 22nd February 2017: 100 days to go until the start of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which will be played in England and Wales from the 1st to the 18th June and features the top eight one-day teams in the world. This milestone also marked the start of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour, a global journey aimed at bringing the excitement of the ICC Champions Trophy closer to cricket fans around the world before it arrives in England at the start of the summer.

As global partner and official car of the ICC, Nissan will be transporting the ICC Champions Trophy in official vehicles on the ground in major cities as well as taking the trophy on some more unusual journeys to surprise and delight cricket fans. Nissan has also collaborated with the ICC to create a series of events that will bring fans together with the trophy and enable them to share their excitement and anticipation for the tournament.

The launch of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour was held at the ICC Academy in
Dubai’s Sport City. The event brought together local school teams, cricket fans, Academy coaches, ICC staff and Nissan employees.

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The global trophy tour is the start of what will be a fantastic summer of cricket celebration in the UK with two major back-to-back events - the ICC Champions Trophy followed by the ICC Women’s World Cup.

 “Our thanks to Nissan for bringing us this global trophy tour, providing the fans from the competing nations with a special experience in the build up to the events. We are confident that the ICC Champions Trophy will be as competitive and thrilling as preceding editions, bringing together some of the finest 50-over cricketers in a short and sharp event in which every match counts.”

Roel de Vries, Nissan Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Marketing commented: “We partnered with the ICC to bring cricket fans closer to the excitement of the game. We want the Nissan Trophy Tour to build excitement and anticipation on the journey towards the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in the UK in June.”

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