His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman, General Sports Authority (GSA) Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) President attended a celebration organised by the Bahrain Cricket Federation marking the arrival of the 2023 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup trophy.

Bahrain is hosting the Cricket World Cup trophy as part of the ICC international tour which includes 18 different countries.

The Cricket World Cup will be held on October 5 – November 19 in India.

HH Shaikh Khalid welcomed the arrival of the Cricket World Cup trophy in the Kingdom to promote one of the most important international championships for one of the most popular game around the world, and Asia in particular.

He noted that this tour represents a unique opportunity for cricket fans in Bahrain to take photos with the trophy and join the exciting experience as the launch of this global event gets closer.

HH Shaikh Khalid affirmed that the arrival of the trophy to Bahrain is an opportunity to introduce the Kingdom and its heritage, sports, civilisation, and tourists’ attractions to millions of fans of this game through the media that will cover the arrival of the trophy.

He added that it is an opportunity to strengthen ties with the International Federation that chose Bahrain to be one of the key destinations for promoting the World Championship, which reflects Bahrain’s important sports position in the region.

HH Shaikh Khalid said that hosting the Cricket World Cup trophy world tour affirms the kingdom’s keenness to embrace various sports and support them to become a leading destination for various games.

He wished the International Cricket Federation and India a successful hosting of the next edition of the championship.

December 9, 2023

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