The World Cup - A Masterpiece
The World Cup has been conceived and created by Pakistan. The glittering trophy of World Cup was formally handed over to FIH President Rene Frank by Mr. H.E Masood, the Ambassador of Pakistan in Belgium, at a brief ceremony in Brussels on 27 March 1971.
Originally, the design was conceived as a single piece in the form of a hockey stick to be fabricated in gold and silver. This trophy, weighing 18 kilograms, was first came into view when Pakistan staged a 9-nation international tournament at Lahore in 1969. But later, based on a theme given by Lt. Gen. K.M. Azhar Khan, president of P.H.F, coupled with the genius of its designer Bashir Moojid and the skill of the most reputed artisans serving in the corps of electrical and mechanical engineers of the Pakistan Army, the trophy took the beautiful shape.
The gold and silver trophy stands on a 120.85 mm high blade base inlaid with ivory. It comprises a silver cup carrying an intricate floral design surmounted on a globe in silver and gold depicting the world, carrying on top of it a ball and hockey stick, perfect in design and symmetry.
Height: 650 mm when mounted on its ivory base.
Weight: 11,560 grams as per the following break down.
Gold: 895 Grams
Silver: 6815 grams
Ivory 350 grams
Teakwood: 3500 grams.
Exerpt from 'Glory and Agony: Pakistan Hockey' by Sardhar Khan