Afridi inaugurates ICC Champions Trophy tour

Former T20I captain hopes Pakistan will turn their luck in the tournament

Sports Desk February 22, 2017
Afridi hopes Pakistan will turn their luck in the tournament. PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/ @SAfridiOfficial

Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi attended International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy tour launch on Tuesday and accepted the role of the country’s ambassador for the tournament.

During its global tour, the trophy will visit 19 cities across all eight competing nations, allowing fans and supporters to look at the prestigious silverware.

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At the launch ceremony in the United Arab Emirates, Afridi said, “The ICC Champions Trophy is an event which gives me and millions of Pakistan cricket supporters mixed feelings. It is the only ICC major tournament Pakistan has never won, but at the same time it is the only ICC event in which Pakistan has beaten India.

However, the former captain added that he hopes Pakistan will change their luck in the tournament. “I am sure things will soon change as nothing is permanent in life and sport,” he said.

The trophy will visit Karachi between March 28 and 30, and the tournament will commence from June 1 in the United Kingdom.

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The schedule of the tour is as follows:

March 2-15 – Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi

March 18-21 – Dhaka

March 22-25 – Colombo

March 28-30 – Karachi

April 4-12 – Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

April 15-18 – Auckland

April 19-27 – Melbourne and Sydney

May 2 onwards – United Kingdom

This article originally appeared in ICC's press release

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