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CRICKET / To be on display in city before being taken to Delhi

THE CUP THAT COUNTS: The World Cup on display in Chennai on Thursday. — Photo: R. Ravindran
THE CUP THAT COUNTS: The World Cup on display in Chennai on Thursday. — Photo: R. Ravindran

A glittering ICC World Cup cricket trophy was unveiled at the Citi Centre here on Thursday with a good number of visitors to the Mall getting an opportunity to see the Trophy.

The trophy, which was brought from London, will be displayed at the Ampa Skywalk Mall on Friday and then at the Express Avenue Mall before it is taken to New Delhi.

Excited youngster

Nine-year-old Jhaswanth, one of the first kids to get near the trophy, felt really excited to be photographed with it. “I came from Visakhapatnam on a tour and I was here shopping when I came to know about this. I want India to win the World Cup,” said Jhaswanth, who is a big fan of Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar.

Sixty-four-year-old lecturer Marsha Woodbury, who has been here since December last watching the Chennai Open ATP final, said it was nice to be among the first few people to stand near the trophy. “I want New Zealand to win the Cup,” said the American.

The programme is an initiative of Pepsi, one of the global sponsors for the World Cup.

“We are happy that the trophy has come to our venue,” said Shahul Hameed, General Manager (Operations), Citi Centre.

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