With only a few hours left the highly anticipated World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, let’s take a look at the significance of the Test Championship mace, which will be awarded to the winner.
Trevor Brown, a world-renowned trophy designer, created the Test Championship mace in 2000.
Brown explained how he came up with the idea for the mace, saying,
“One of the moments that inspired the design…was seeing a cricketer grab a stump as a souvenir after a particularly close match. As the stump was waved aloft it occurred to me that a mace…could stand out against a typical cup design and be something quite different.”
About the Mace
The Mace is based on the global character of Test cricket and the contending nations.
Meanwhile, it was design by English luxury company Thomas Lyte.
The cricket ball is the Mace’s focus point since it is at the heart of the game, whether it is bowled, hit, or fielded.
The world encircles the ball, indicating Test cricket’s global reach, and the silver gilt cricket ball is visible through the oceans of the map, according to the ICC.
The countries of the world are supported on the longitude lines seen on a globe.
Allowing for a wonderful interplay of light on the various surfaces, particularly as the mace moves and catches that light.