The trophy for the Twenty20 World Cup in England this June was unveiled in Mumbai on Monday.
The trophy has been designed in Australia and weighs seven and a half kilograms. Distinctive in its silver finish the trophy will be handed over of course, to the captain of the victorious team on the 21st of June at Lord’s.
India are the defending champions and won the first T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007. For the first time the women’s T20 world cup will be played alongside the men and former chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsakrar believes India will be hard to beat.
And already the fans are expecting an encore from India. They gathered to sign up on a huge 80-feet long bat in Mumbai on Sunday.
The mammoth bat was thrown open to the public to write their views and opinions on India’s chances. The organisers claimed it was the largest ever bat made and just looking at it, you can’t really argue with that!