The winner of Saturday’s India-Sri Lanka World Cup final here will hold aloft a 60-cm-high trophy weighing 11 kg which features a golden globe atop three silver columns.
The trophy, originally created for the 1999 edition of the tournament in England, is made of silver and gold. The three columns are shaped as wickets and bails and the globe stands for a cricket ball, to represent the three main aspects of the game – batting, bowling and fielding.
The trophy is designed in platonic dimensions so that it can be instantly recognised from any angle. The names of the previous winners are inscribed on its base and there is still room for another ten teams to have their names inscribed.
The trophy itself is kept at the International Cricket Council (ICC) offices in Dubai and a replica, which is identical in all aspects apart from the inscription of the previous champions, is awarded to the winning team and remains in its possession.
The trophy has been created by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Co, Britain’s Crown jewellers.