Prudential Cups trophy were awarded to the winners of the World Cup from
Prudential plc was the primary sponsors. The trophies' designs changed
when the sponsors changed until the
1999 World Cup. So the first three world cups had a similar trophy while
1987, 1992 and 1996 had different trophies because of different sponsors
International Cricket Council decided to award its own trophy.
The current trophy was created for the
1999 championships and is the first permanent prize in the tournament's
The trophy was designed and produced in
London by a team of
craftsmen from Garrard &
Crown Jewellers). The whole process was completed over a period of two
World Cup Trophy
Cricket World Cup Trophy is presented to the winning team of the
Cricket World Cup.
The current trophy is 60 cm high, is made from
features a golden globe held up by three silver columns. The columns, shaped
as stumps and bails, represents the three fundamental aspects of cricket:
fielding, while the globe characterises a
It is designed with
platonic dimensions, so that it can be easily recognised from any angle.
The trophy weighs approximately 11 kilograms
and has the names of the previous winners inscribed on its base. There is
still room for another ten teams to have their name inscribed.
The ICC keeps the trophy with the inscriptions
(left) while an exact replica without the inscriptions
(right) is awarded to the winners.
The actual trophy is kept by the
International Cricket Council but 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 their possession.
Cup and other trophies
World Cup Trophy