ICC World T20 SL 2012 Trophies Parade In Galle
The streets of Galle took on a carnival atmosphere last week as the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 trophies toured the city in true twenty20 flare affording the large crowds gathered along the streets a unique opportunity to see the coveted awards up close.
The trophies were paraded in the host city for the women’s group matches, in a traditional Sri Lankan ‘Perahera’ with elephants, dancers, drummers and other entertaining attractions.
The trophy was received on behalf of Galle by the first test cricketer from Galle and Sri Lanka Cricket Committee member JayanandaWarnaweera at the Samanala Grounds, which then staged a day of exciting activities including specially designed Twenty20 games, face painting and ICC World Twenty20 ticket promotions.
The ICC World Twenty20 2012 Men’s and Women’s trophies ceremoniously arrived in Sri Lanka last week following their global tour. After concluding a tour of Colombo, the trophies will travel from Galle to the other three host venue cities of Hambantota, Kandy and Colombo. ICC World Twenty20 2012 will be held in Sri Lanka from 18 September to 7 October 2012. Galle will host the women’s group stage matches at the Galle International Stadium and the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Women’s Tournament will be played at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Entry is free to the women’s group games.