ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour 2024 Kicks Off with a Spectacular Launch in New York City

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The Iconic Empire State Building Illuminated in Tournament Colors as Countdown to the ‘Out of this World’ T20 World Cup Begins

T20 World cup 2024 trophy launched

New York City, the bustling metropolis known for its skyscrapers and vibrant energy, played host to a momentous occasion as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour 2024 was officially launched. The event, which took place at the iconic Empire State Building, saw cricket legends Chris Gayle, a two-time T20 World Cup champion, and Ali Khan, a rising star from the USA, come together to light up the building in the tournament’s official colors of navy and pink.

As the Empire State Building shone brightly in the night sky, cricket enthusiasts from around the world eagerly anticipate the ninth edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup, set to commence on June 1, 2024. This groundbreaking tournament will be jointly hosted by the USA and the West Indies, marking the first time an ICC event has been held on American soil.

T20 World cup 2024 trophy launched

The Trophy Tour, an integral part of the build-up to the tournament, aims to generate excitement and engage fans across the globe. Over the coming months, the coveted T20 World Cup trophy will embark on a journey spanning 15 countries and four continents, making stops at iconic sporting venues, famous landmarks, and meeting legendary cricketers along the way. The tour will also venture into emerging cricket nations in the Americas, such as Argentina, Brazil, and Canada, with the goal of attracting new fans to the sport.

T20 World cup 2024 trophy launched

The USA portion of the tournament will be hosted across three state-of-the-art venues: the newly constructed 34,000-seater Nassau County International Stadium in New York, the recently renovated Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas, and the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill. New York will have the honor of hosting eight matches, while the other two venues will each host four games.

Meanwhile, the West Indies, as co-hosts, will showcase matches at their own iconic cricket grounds, including venues in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

T20 World cup 2024 trophy launched

Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager of Marketing and Communications, expressed her excitement for the upcoming event, stating, “With less than three months to go until the first ball of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, there is huge anticipation for what will be a historic event for cricket in the Americas. The Trophy Tour provides fans with the opportunity to be part of the event in locations across the globe, igniting the passion of both new and existing fans to share in the excitement of T20 cricket’s pinnacle global event coming to the region.”

As the Trophy Tour progresses, fans around the world can follow its journey through the ICC’s social media channels and the official T20 World Cup website. Additionally, due to overwhelming public demand, the ICC has released additional tickets for 51 out of the 55 matches, ensuring that cricket enthusiasts have ample opportunities to secure their spot at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

The first month of the Trophy Tour promises to be action-packed, with stops in New York, Houston, Grand Prairie, Dallas, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Lucia. As the countdown to the ‘Out of this World’ T20 World Cup continues, the excitement and anticipation surrounding this historic tournament grow with each passing day.

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