The Australians will go to other locations in the area, including St Vincent, Guyana, and Trinidad. The ICC inspectors have been inspecting Caribbean sites for the previous two weeks, finishing this week in Guyana, and have discovered that some renovation and extension is still needed, but no major issues have been discovered so yet.
Although the final destination has yet to be determined, it is expected to be in Barbados, which has previously hosted the finals of the 2007 50-over World Cup and the 2010 T20 tournament, according to The Guardian. Fans from all over the world are looking forward to the tournament, which promises to be a showcase of thrilling cricket and strong competition.
“These historic shirts are not only a tangible reminder of one of the most important moments in the history of sports, but are principally connected to the pinnacle moment in the career of the most decorated football player in history,” Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of modern collectables, said in a statement.
During a two-week online auction, the shirts were auctioned off at Sotheby’s New York offices, with no information about the successful bidder given. According to Sotheby’s, a portion of the auction revenues will be donated to the UNICAS Project.
This programme, led by the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital and supported by the Leo Messi Foundation, aims to help children suffering from uncommon diseases. Messi, 36, now plays for Inter Miami in Major League Soccer. He owns the record for winning the Ballon d’Or eight times, an award given to the best player in the world each year.