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Cricket Lights Up Empire State Building

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – West Indies legend and one of the most renowned players in white-ball cricket, Chris Gayle along with USA’s Ali Khan lit up New York’s Empire State Building to launch the Trophy Tour for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

The Global Trophy Tour will visit 15 countries, including all nine host.

venues in the countdown to the historic ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA.

An official ceremony to launch the Trophy Tour was held at the Empire State Building, where Gayle and Khan had the honor of pulling the lever down to light up New York’s iconic building in the navy and pink colors of the event.

Following the huge demand of more than 3 million ticket applications in the public ballot, additional tickets have been released to 51 of 55 matches, including to fixtures where allocations were previously exhausted.

The event marks the first time an ICC World Cup will be held in the USA, including eight matches at the brand 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 each host four fixtures. (Courtesy:

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