Captain of Indian Women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj along with ace Indian Batsman/Wicket keeper, Dinesh Kartik flagged off the Nissan Trophy Tour in Chennai. Chennai happens to be the 6th stopover of the eight-city tour of the trophy in India. Prior to its national tour, the trophy had visited 11 nations across the globe. The tour kicked off the countdown for the ICC World Twenty20 series starting from March 8. India will be hosting the event for the first time.
Starting from Dharamshala the Nissan Trophy Tour marched to Mohali then Delhi. Further it visited Kolkata and Nagpur. And now it has reached its 6th destination – Chennai with two more cities left before completion. In Chennai, the trophy tour was Nissan Trophy Tour was flagged off by criketers Dinesh Kartik and Mithali Raj from Marina Beach. From Tamil Nadu the trophy will head to Bangalore and then finally to Mumbai.
The trophy tour, ahead of the main event, is a part of Nissan’s eight-year deal with International Cricket Council as a global sponsor. The global automaker is sponsoring a host of worldwide tournaments including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Twenty20, along with the Under 19 tournament and Women’s cricket.
On the occasion Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. expressed that Nissan and cricket have a lot in common. Both are about pushing boundaries, inspired team-work and delivering excitement. The ICC World Twenty20 tournament garners a lot of enthusiasm from devotees of the sport the world over. The trophy tour provides a unique opportunity for all fans to get closer to cricket history in the making. He further added, to celebrate their association with the sport and as a commemorative offering for cricket buffs across the country,Nissan launched ICC World Twenty20 limited editions of the Micra and Terrano at the recent Delhi Auto Expo.