Cricket presentations often end up being a big source of entertainment. The players are awarded all sorts of trophies. Sponsors do play a big role in doling out numerous such trophies. The prize for being the stylish batsman, safe fielder, big hitter are all there for the taking. There are few awards and trophies though that leave everyone in amusement. They are either huge, weird, or outright bizarre. Have a Look at 5 Most Weird Trophies And Match Awards. Have a Look at 5 Most Weird Trophies And Match Awards
5 Most Weird Trophies And Match Awards
#5 TUC Biscuit Cup, 2018
Australia and Pakistan were slated to play a bilateral T20I series in 2018. The trophy sponsors for the series were TUC, a biscuit manufacturing company. During the trophy unveiling ceremony, the fans got to know about the design. The images featuring captains, Aaron Finch and Sarfaraz Ahmed holding that trophy went viral. TUC went a bit too far in designing the trophy that resembled very much like a biscuit.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 23, 2018
#4 A blender for being the Man of the Match
The advent of T20 leagues across the world has brought strange things to cricket. The presentations in the Dhaka Premier League are almost always borderline crazy. Players are awarded the most bizarre of trophies. Luke Wright was at the receiving end of one such trophy. He was awarded a blender for his man-of-the-match performance. Wright surely wasn’t expecting this and shared the same on social media.
Pleased we won my first match 4 Abahani today. Have 2 say I have never been given a blender 4 getting MOM before! pic.twitter.com/BkiycrpJgu
— Luke Wright (@lukewright204) October 31, 2013
#3 DLF Cup, 2006
DLF is a big real estate conglomerate. They were the principal sponsors of IPL in the initial years. DLF has often sponsored cricketing events. Their name was quite synonymous with most of the cricketing events in the period between 2005-2010. They once sponsored a bilateral series featuring India and Pakistan in 2006. The trophy was so huge that despite both captains holding it, it still looked huge! We hope it wasn’t intentionally designed this way.
#2 A rice cooker as the man of the match award
Dhaka Premier League loves treating its players with household utensils. This time it wasn’t a blender but a rice cooker for being the man of the match award. Eoin Morgan was the beneficiary of this award. Morgan was totally flummoxed on receiving a rice cooker for his man-of-the-match performance.
#1 Coca Cola Cup 1997-98
Coca-Cola was one of the big cricketing sponsors in the 90s. They were principal sponsors for most cricketing events featuring India. Most of the time they did hand out significant trophies but the one in 1997-98 was a big exception. The trophy was designed in the form of the coca-cola bottle cap. But the trophy in itself was gigantic in shape.