Aussie leg spinner Adam Zampa takes ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy to Great Barrier Reef

Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa with the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy at the Great Barrier Reef . Image Courtesy: ICC

Xtra Time Web Desk: As part of the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy tour, the coveted trophy reached one of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders, with Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa taking the prized silverware to the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Secured in a custom-made case, the trophy was ferried across by Zampa and local cricket fans to Reef Magic Pontoon, off Cairns, which gave visitors the opportunity to get an underwater seat to see the colours and sea life of the reef. 

The visit was part of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, which will touch down in 21 locations across all eight Australian States and Territories in addition to 12 other countries. 

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will feature 16 international teams playing 45 matches with the final to played on Sunday November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Matches will be played in Adelaide (Adelaide Oval), Brisbane (The Gabba), Geelong (Kardinia Park Stadium), Hobart (Bellerive Oval), Melbourne (MCG), Perth (Perth Stadium) and Sydney (SCG)

Speaking on the occasion, Adam Zampa said, “Days like this are a reminder of how lucky we are to live in a country with so much natural beauty. It’s a privilege to be able to bring the World Cup trophy to this precious place and encourage fans around the world to get to Australia later this year.”

“The cricket is going to be amazing with all the best teams in the world here, but as fans will see as part of the Trophy Tour, there’s so much else to see and do while they’re here.” 

The ICC T20 World Cup is the pinnacle global event for T20 cricket, the game’s fastest growing format. Australia was originally scheduled to host the event in 2020, before it was postponed due to COVID-19 and re-scheduled for 16 October – 13 November 2022. 

Hosts Australia will enter the eighth edition of the men’s event as defending champions after winning their maiden ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title in 2021, defeating New Zealand in in the final played at Dubai International Stadium