Indore: Virender Sehwag on Wednesday unveiled the ICC World Twenty20 championship trophy at a function in Indore.

In a statement issued on the occasion, Sehwag said the excitement is building across the world as the ICC World T20, to be held in September-October this year in Sri Lanka, is nearing.

“It is fantastic news that the trophy will tour Delhi, Mumbai and Indore, and I have enjoyed meeting Reliance staff and trade partners in Indore,” Sehwag said.

When asked to comment on the event, Sehwag thanked the people of Indore for hosting the trophy preview.

The silver trophy would be taken in an open vehicle for public viewing all around the city.

Meanwhile, expressing resentment over their alleged neglect at the trophy preview event, functionaries of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) did not participate in the programme.

MPCA former and present functionaries including M K Bhargava, Narendra Menon, Naresh Punjabi went outside the hall of the five-star hotel when the Reliance Communication representative invited Vijayvergiya, BJP MLAs D N Singh and Ramesh Mandola along with Sehwag on the dais.

Narendra Menon, one of the MPCA functionaries, told reporters that it was their insult as this event was being linked with the election of Indore Division Cricket Association.

Vijayvergiya said the "MPCA members should have a bigger heart as it was the event of Reliance where he was invited as a guest. It was the company's decision whom to call on dais," he said.


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