Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan unveiled the 2020 ICC World Cup trophies in Melbourne on Friday.
She revealed the trophies for both men and women’s tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ( MCG).
Kareena was seen dressed in formal attire, a khaki suit with a black waist-coat shirt to complete the look.
The official Twitter handle of the T20 World Cup posted pictures of the actor on social media and wrote, “Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor is counting down to the #T20WorldCup. Who’s joining her to fill the @MCG for the final on International Women’s Day?”
The actor felt honoured for being a part of the unveiling ceremony. She said in a statement, “I am honoured to be a part of this prestigious evening. I would like to encourage all these women out there who are playing for their respective countries to pursue their dreams. It’s truly empowering to see them stand tall on an international platform. They are an inspiration to one and all. My late father-in-law was one of the greatest cricketers who played for the Indian cricket team and it is an honour for me to be unveiling the trophy,” quoted Hindustan Times.
The Women’s T20 World Cup will begin from 21 February 2020 and will go on till 8 March while the Men’s Cup will commence from October 18 and will conclude on November 15 in Australia.
In the Women’s T20 World Cup, Bangladesh qualified in Scotland and is part of Group A along with defending teams of Australia, India, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka.
Thailand, which played its first women’s international match 12 years ago, also created history by qualifying for the tournament. They are part of Group B which includes England, South Africa, West Indies, and Pakistan.
The final match of the tournament will be played on March 8, International Women’s Day, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and thus the reference of the tweet that the World Cup handle put out along with pictures of Kareena.
Later in October-November 2020, 16 teams will be playing the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 1, 2019
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