The ICC and Nissan have teamed up with West Indian cricketer, Carlos Brathwaite, to launch the Trophy Tour for the upcoming ICC Men’s 2021.
Carlos delivers a poem written by Birmingham Poet Laureate, Casey Bailey, that aims to capture the essence of T20 cricket and celebrate the dreams and hopes of aspiring cricketers globally. 🌍
Never Out of Reach
Carlos Brathwaite, remember the name,
One moment in time, with a trophy to claim,
A reminder that dreams can be held in our hands,
Like a bat, like a ball, like the hope of a land,
And it isn’t just me, from far and from wide,
So many have repped for their country with pride,
T20 is a game for teams from all nations,
So kids dream of ovations as they play for their side.
To play for the trophy, get their people excited,
For the fuel to their passion to be truly ignited,
To feel part of the magic, hairs standing on necks,
To feel closer to the trophy that commands our respect,
Reflect on the moments of awe and achievement,
Not just to have dreams but to truly believe them,
We know that the path has been carved out before,
Can’t quit because we just can’t predict what's in store,
With the jaws of defeat, edging closer and closer,
To stand up and hit four sixes in an over,
To be down but not out, beaten but not beat,
Is to remember that glory is never out of reach.
To get involved with the Trophy Tour and to find out more, visit our website - www.t20worldcup.com/trophy-tour/