World Cup 2019 trophy unveiled at Government College University
LAHORE, Oct 4 (APP):World Cricket Cup 2019 trophy was unveiled here on Thursday at the Government College University amid fanfare and festivity.
The trophy is on the two-day visit of Pakistan as part of its
global journey and later in the afternoon in the provincial
metropolis, it was taken to Wagha Border and Shaukat Khanam Hospital
where impressive ceremonies were held to mark its historic presence.
Member of the 1992 World Cup victorious team, former test cricketer, Mushtaq Ahmad was holding the trophy at the GCU and termed its arrival in Pakistan “a historic moment in country’s cricket history”.
As soon as Mushtaq entered the premises of the college along with
the trophy, the institution students and staff members gave a thunderous applause to mark its arrival in their historic Alma mater.
Speaking on the occasion, Mushtaq expressed the optimism that
Pakistan team would bring back home 2019 trophy by putting up a display
of collective efforts and team work.
“It is a memorable moment of my life to once again hold this trophy after a long time and it reminds me of our great success under the dynamic leadership of Imran Khan,” he said adding “I am also delighted that I am having the same trophy in my hands which will be handed over
to the lucky winner of the next year’s Cup.”
The former ace spin wizard said that Pak team under the captaincy
of Sarfraz Ahmad has the ability to win the Trophy as its players are talented and have the passion to win this laurel for their country. He expressed his best wishes to the Pakistan team. The former test cricketer urged the Pak team players to put in more hard work and to further
lift the level of their game to make their dream come true of winning
the 2019 mega Cup in England.
Students of the GCU, both male and female while talking to APP, described the arrival of the trophy in their institution “a honour which will be long remembered in Pakistan cricket history.”
“We are very excited and happy to see the trophy as it is a rare opportunity to witness a historic cricket gift,” they said.