Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt was named as the ambassador for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which will be played from June 1 in the USA and the West Indies. The multiple Olympic champion and world record holder in 100m and 200m, a cricket fan, said he would be supporting the West Indies and that he is delighted to a tournament of such magnitude to be held in the United States.

As an ambassador, Bolt will play a key role in promoting the event, starting with a cameo appearance in next week’s release of the event’s official anthem music video alongside iconic artists Sean Paul and Kes. The eight-time Olympic Gold Medallist will also attend T20 World Cup matches in the West Indies and be part of fan engagement events promoting the sport within the United States.

16 of the 40 matches in the group stage

will be played in the USA across 3 venues in Dallas, New York and Florida. The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan contest will be played in New York on June 9.

"I am thrilled to be an ambassador for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Coming from the Caribbean where cricket is a part of life, the sport has always held a special place in my heart, and I look forward to attending West Indies matches at the World Cup and making a contribution to the growth of cricket globally," Usain Bolt said.

“While I will of course be supporting West Indies at the World Cup, getting the sport into the US is big for cricket. It’s the biggest sports market in the world and the energy that we will bring for the T20 World Cup is a huge opportunity leading towards cricket’s inclusion in the LA Olympics in 2028.”
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