ICC says original World Cup trophy presented to India

April 4th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Squashing all rumours, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Monday that the World Cup trophy presented to India after Saturday night’s final at the Wankhede Stadium here was the original and not a replica, as some media reports say.

“Contrary to some erroneous reports, the ICC can confirm that the trophy presented to India at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday was the original ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 trophy and the one that was always intended to be presented to the winner of the event,” the ICC said in a statement.

“There is no question that this was a replica. The trophy presented to India indeed carries the specific event logo of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and has always been the Cup that the 14 teams were playing for.

“The trophy seized by Mumbai customs is the promotional, perpetual trophy which remains in the keeping of ICC at its headquarters in Dubai. It carries the generic ICC corporate logo rather than the logo specific to the 2011 event. That trophy will be reclaimed today and will travel back to Dubai with ICC staff as was always intended,” the statement read.

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