Trophy replica provided to the new World Cup champions
By Bipin Dani
The winner of the ICC’s World Cup has lifted the replica trophy and not the original. This has been revealed by the ICC spokesman.
Speaking exclusively from London, the spokesperson said, “the original Trophy is being kept at the ICC head quarter and replica is presented to the winner of the World Cup”.
A replica of the World Cup trophy has been created by Ashford-based Ottewill Silversmiths.
London based Designer and Design consultant Paul Marsden had made the original trophy in 1997.
He was working with Garrard & Co when he created this masterpiece. The trophy is completely handmade. There were no computers then and six to seven people gave ideas and drawn the sketches before narrowing down to the current trophy.
Interestingly, Marsden was not at the Lord’s on Sunday to watch the final between England and New Zealand, it is learnt. He attended a cycling event before glued to TV to watch the final.
In this World Cup we have witnessed:
- Two Days of a “One Day” match between India and NZ
- A Six in the final that went rolling on the ground
- NZ losing the final by “ZERO RUNS” and “ZERO WICKETS”
- An Irishman lifting the World Cup for England.
- First time ever in cricket a team never won a match by runs or wickets but by a rule.