Cricket lit up the New York Empire State Building

By: 600011 On: Mar 22, 2024, 2:11 PM


PP Cherian, Dallas

New York: West Indies legend and one of white ball cricket's most celebrated players, Chris Gayle and US's Ali Khan lit up the Empire State Building in New York to kick off the trophy tour for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Cup 2024. The Global Trophy Tour will visit 15 countries, including nine host venues. The countdown to the historic ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA began with an official ceremony to launch the trophy tour at the Empire State Building, where Gayle and Khan had the honor of pulling down the lever to light up New York's iconic building in navy and pink.

Due to overwhelming demand of over 3 million ticket applications in the public ballot, additional tickets were released for 51 of the 55 matches. The event marks the first time an ICC World Cup has been held in the USA, including eight matches at the new, state-of-the-art modular 34,000-capacity stadium in Nassau County, New York.

The newly renovated existing venues, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas and Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, will host four matches each.