PESHAWAR - Pakistan ODI captain Azhar Ali unveiled the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 Trophy in an impressive ceremony held here Monday at Army Public School (APS), Peshawar to pay tribute to those who had lost their lives in a terrorist attack on Dec16, 2014.

The trophy reached Peshawar - home of domestic Twenty20 champions, where besides ODI captain Azhar Ali , ICC representative Richard Dimond, PCB officials, students of Army Public School and teaching staff of the APS were also present.

To pay tribute to the martyred of Army Public School, the trophy started its journey from APS and the next stop will be at Lahore on January 12, 2016.

The trophy will arrive at Gymkhana Cricket Ground Lahore and then from there, it will depart for Bangladesh on January 13, 2016. After Bangladesh, the trophy will reach Sri Lanka, the defending T20 champion, on January 17.

The trophy began its global journey to visit 12 major cricketing countries on December 12 last year and will reach New Delhi on February 1, 2016 just two days ahead of beginning of the mega event.

Talking to the reporters, Azhar Ali expressed the hope that Pakistan team would win the trophy and if the player succeeded in winning the mega event, they would be named the Twenty20 trophy after the martyrs of APS. “We are here only to express solidarity with families of the martyrs of APS and the sacrifices rendered by the children of APS would be remembered for ever,” Azhar concluded.