Faisal Edhi, the son of the late Abdul Sattar Edhi and current head of Edhi Foundation, welcomed the ICC and PCB officials accompanying the trophy earlier today.

Former captain Shahid Afridi was also present on the occasion, as residents and volunteers at Edhi Home gathered around the trophy and gave a warm welcome to the all-rounder.

Tweeting about his visit to Edhi Home, Afridi said it was an honour to unveil the Champions Trophy there.

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The trophy was taken to Karachi’s Hawke’s Bay next, where former captain Younis Khan joined Afridi in the trophy tour.

Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan pose with the Champions Trophy at Hawke
Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan pose with the Champions Trophy at Hawke’s Bay

Fans in Karachi will have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of and click a selfie with the trophy today.

The trophy is currently on tour of all the participating countries and has reached Karachi for public appearance.

After Edhi Home, the next stop for the trophy will be Karachi University in the afternoon, where students will get an opportunity to engage with the trophy. Former Pakistan captain and the country’s all-time leading Test run-scorer Younis Khan will also join the event during the trophy’s visit to the university.

The ICC trophy tour was launched earlier this year and Karachi is the trophy’s sixth stop, after it has already been to Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Dhaka and Colombo.

The trophy will tour South Africa next.