Mumbai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unveiled the trophy of the ODI World Cup (World Cup 2023) to be held in India this year in a very unique way. The World Cup trophy has been launched into space. It was unveiled in the space stratosphere at an altitude of 1,20,000 feet or about 36 km above Earth.
The temperature at that altitude was minus 65 degrees. ICC i.e. International Cricket Council sent the trophy into space in a balloon with the help of America’s private space agency ‘Sent Into Space’. The World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November. The schedule of the tournament has been announced by the Indian Cricket Board.
This is a unique moment for the cricket world
However, this trophy was landed in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has shared a video on his Twitter account. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted that it was a unique moment for the Indian cricket world when the Cricket World Cup 2023 trophy was unveiled in space. It is one of the sports trophies sent into space and marks a new milestone.
This trophy will travel to 18 countries
The World Cup tour of this trophy has started from June 27. Which will travel to 18 countries around the world including Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, USA, Nigeria, Uganda, France, Italy and host India. Millions of cricket fans will be able to witness the glittering trophy through various activities through this tour. ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardyce said the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour is an important milestone. Cricket has more than one billion fans. We want as many people as possible to see this trophy up close.
Earlier FIFA World Cup match balls were sent into outer space
Last year, Qatar Airways sent official FIFA World Cup match balls into outer space. For this, Qatar Airways partnered with Elon Musk’s company SpaceX. The balls were packed into the first stage of the Falcon-9 rocket and carried to an altitude of 123 km above the Earth.