PESHAWAR: A ceremony to unveil the ICC World Twenty20 trophy was held at terror-hit Army Public School in Peshawar on Monday. The army-run school in Peshawar was attacked by Taliban gunmen on December 16 last year, claiming lives of more than 150 people, most of them schoolchildren. The trophy was unveiled by students of APS. One-day international (ODI) skipper Azhar Ali was also present on the occasion.
Azhar Ali addressed the students of APS, according to Waqt News, Azhar said he hoped Pakistan wins the championship and dedicate the trophy to Army Public School victims.
“I’m honored to come here and believe that the Pakistani team will do great under captaincy of Shahid Afridi,” Azhar said while addressing the students.
It was an honor to pay tribute to APS Peshawar & home of domestic T20 champions during Nissan Trophy Tour.
The trophy will arrive in Lahore on Tuesday, before it moves on to Bangladesh (14 &15 January) and then Sri Lanka (17 & 18 January). The ICC World Twenty20 2016 trophy embarked on a global journey from Mumbai on Sunday, 13 December and return to New Delhi on February 1.
As part of the Nissan Trophy Tour, the trophy is visiting 12 countries taking part in the tournament which will be staged in India from 11 March to 3 April 2016.
During its journey, the trophy has been on display at domestic and international matches, as well as at various public places, which will enable the fans to capture a very special moment with the most prestigious silverware in the shortest format of the world game.