The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is coming to Bradford College.
Students at the college will be able to have their photos taken with the trophy when it visits the David Hockney Building on Great Horton Road this Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm in the Michele Sutton Lecture Theatre.
The trophy is on a 100-day tour of the UK to promote the World Cup which takes place in England and Wales this summer and the stop-off at the College has been arranged to tap into growing participation in the sport among students.
The College launched a cricket club last year and it has proved extremely popular with a diverse group of students taking part, a number of whom have been chosen to act as flag bearers at the four World Cup games scheduled to take place at Headingley in Leeds. The games to be played at the home of Yorkshire Cricket feature England, Pakistan, India, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
As well as getting a glimpse of the iconic trophy, students will be entertained by a flash mob dance performance, in conjunction with Punjabi Roots Academy, and a range of other activities. Sporting organisations Breaking Boundaries and Sporting Equals, which champion social cohesion and diversity through sport, will also be present.
Bradford College students will be flag bearers at ICC World Cup games at Headingley
Chris Taylor, Enrichment Engagement Officer at Bradford College, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming the ICC World Cricket World Cup Trophy into College.
“There is great enthusiasm for the sport among our students and this is a wonderful opportunity for them to see an iconic sporting trophy up close and celebrate one of the world’s biggest sporting events taking place on their doorstep.”
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019 when the final is played at Lord’s in London.