ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour 2024 Launched in New York

T20 World Cup 2024
T20 World Cup 2024 (image: ICC)

The T20 World Cup trophy tour for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 tournament hosted by the USA and West Indies in June has been launched in New York.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour 2024

The ninth edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup begins on June 02 hosted by the USA and West Indies. The trophy tour will reach 15 countries across four continents passing sporting teams and Stadiums, famous landmarks, and legendary cricketers to invite fans to participate in the T20 World Cup.

With all participating teams starting their preparations for the T20 World Cup, the official launch of the Trophy Tour for the event took place at the famous Empire State Building in New York with the iconic skyscraper lit up in navy and pink.

The trophy tour schedule for the first month is given below.

18 – 20 March: New York
21 – 23 March: Houston, Grand Prairie and Dallas
26 – 27 March: Buenos Aires
28 – 29 March: Sao Paulo
3 – 4 April: Jamaica
13 – 14 April: Barbados
17 – 18 April: Antigua and Barbuda
19 – 20 April: Saint Lucia

The official tournament colors with Chris Gayle pulling the lever to illuminate the structure. This will be the first ICC event in the United States and will be played across three venues, Nassau County International Stadium, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, and Broward County Stadium.

The New York stadium will be hosting eight matches, while the other two venues will host four games each.

The Nassau County International Stadium will be featuring the famous clash between IND-PAK clash in the T20 World Cup. The arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be playing in the T20 World Cup on June 09.

On the other hand, West Indies will be hosting the matches in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

“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,” said Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Marketing and Communications.

“As we countdown to the World Cup, the Trophy Tour provides fans with the opportunity to be part of the event in locations across the globe.”

“The Tour will travel extensively across the Americas, 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, and what better way to kick it off than by lighting up one of the world’s most iconic buildings in one of the world’s most iconic cities.

“Cricket has more than a billion fans and we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to get up close with the trophy that will be lifted by the winning captain in Barbados on 29 June.”

Following huge public demand, ICC has decided to release additional tickets to 51 out of the 55 matches. Around 20 teams are taking part in the T20 World Cup with 55 games to be played across the tournament.

Teams have been divided into four groups of five each. Teams like Namibia, Scotland, Oman, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands, and Nepal the non-test-playing nations, will also feature in the ICC event.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 8s tournament. England are the defending champions in the Men’s T20 World Cup after defeating Pakistan by five wickets in the finals of the previous edition.

The first match of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 schedule will be played between the United States and Canada on June 02 at Grand Prairie Stadium.