Cricket Trophies and Medals
The Prudential Cups cricket trophy were awarded to the winners of the World Cup from 1975-1983 when Prudential plc was the primary sponsors. The cricket trophies' designs changed when the sponsors changed until the 1999 Cricket World Cup. So the first three cricket world cups had a similar cricket trophy while 1987 (Reliance World Cup sponsored by Reliance Industries), 1992 (Benson and Hedges Cup, sponsored by Benson and Hedges) and 1996 (Wills World Cup, sponsored by Wills, an ITC brand) had different cricket trophies because of different sponsors until the International Cricket Council decided to award its own cricket trophy.
The current cricket trophy was created for the 1999 championships and is the first permanent prize in the cricket tournament's history. The trophy was designed and produced in London by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Co (the Crown Jewellers). The whole process was completed over a period of two months.
The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is presented to the winning team of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The current trophy is 60 cm high, is made from silver and gold, and features a golden globe held up by three silver columns. The columns, shaped as stumps and bails, represents the three fundamental aspects of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding, while the globe characterises a cricket ball. 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.