Indore: India cricketer Virender Sehwag on Wednesday unveiled the ICC World Twenty20 trophy at a function here. 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 a 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. State Industry Minister and Indore Divisional Cricket Association president Kailash Vijayvergiya and BJP MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh also joined the trophy preview event at a five-star hotel. The silver trophy will be paraded in a 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's former and present functionaries including MK Bhargava, Narendra Menon and Naresh Punjabi went outside the hall of the five-star hotel when the Reliance Communication representative invited Vijayvergiya, BJP MLAs DN Singh and Ramesh Mandola along with Sehwag on the dais.
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.