Yuvraj Singh Joins Gayle, Bolt As Ambassador For T20 World Cup 2024

With 32 days left for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 tournament to commence, the former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh along with Chris Gayle and Usain Bolt, join as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 brand ambassador. On Friday (26th April 2024), the ICC (International Cricket Council) officially confirmed his appointment through a media statement.

Yuvraj Singh played a crucial role in Team India’s victory in the T20 World Cup 2007. Although he scored just 148 runs in 6 matches at an average of 29.60, he maintained a strike rate of 194.74. Also, he became the first player to smash six sixes in an over bowled by England’s bowler Stuart Broad in Durban.

The 42-year-old ex-cricketer expressed his excitement by stating that the upcoming tournament will be a celebration in the West Indies. Moreover, he voiced his point of view about the cricket to develop in the USA.

Yuvraj Singh’s Opinion

Expressing his opinion about his appointment as the brand ambassador, Yuvraj Singh recalls his best memories of the T20 World Cup:

“I feel so excited! Few greatest moments have occurred from playing the T20 World Cup, which includes smacking six sixes in a single over. It is exciting to be a part of this season, which is certainly going to be the biggest event in the cricket calendar”, said Yuvi after the official announcement.

Furthermore, he highlighted that the West Indies and the USA are the best places to host the grand tournament:

“Here is an amazing actuality you need to know about. The West Indies is one of the greatest places to play cricket and the fans visiting the stadium to watch the game create a positive vibe which is truly outstanding to be the part of the world. At the same time, cricket is growing in the USA which makes me feel excited about the part of the growth through this forthcoming T20 World Cup.

Especially, the clash between India and Pakistan in New York is anticipated to be one of the world’s biggest and most promising sporting competitions globally this year. Ultimately, it is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the contest and watch the world’s best players competing against each other in a new stadium”, said Yuvraj Singh.

Claire Furlong comments about Yuvraj Singh as the T20WC 2024 brand ambassador

Claire Furlong— The ICC General Manager of Marketing and Communications, highlighted that it is a proud moment to have Yuvraj Singh as the brand ambassador of the T20WC 2024 by highlighting his records: 

“He is the all-time champion. Having Yuvi as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 brand ambassador is an honourable occasion. One of the most iconic moments is when he became the first cricketer to hit sixes in all six balls of an over, not only in T20 format but also in an international cricket match. Earlier, Gayle and Bolt were announced as the first ambassadors and appointing Yuvi adds excitement to the contest,” said Claire. 

Conclusion:

Yuvraj Singh feels extremely joyful to collaborate with the former West Indies legendary cricketer Chris Gayle and the eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt as the brand ambassadors of the T20WC 2024. Having a large fan following in India, he can generate excitement for the tournament. Yuvraj is set to attend the promotional events of the grand competition that commences on 1st June 2024.

On 2nd June 2024, the opening match of the T20 World Cup will be played between the USA and Canada at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas.

Along with Yuvi, many cricket fans are excited to watch the 19th match of the T20 World Cup 2024 as India will lock horns against their arch-rivals Pakistan on 9th June in New York. His presence during the Indo-Pak match will promote the hype to the next level.

Mainly, this year’s T20 World Cup is expected to be a special tournament as 20 different teams will be contesting to clinch the trophy. It includes the debutant teams namely the USA, Canada, and Uganda.

Interestingly, it is the first time that the USA will jointly host a cricket World Cup tournament. Most importantly, the expanded format will witness the comeback of the West Indies cricket team who missed out on the previous year’s ODI World Cup.

Starting from 2nd June to 29th June, an overall 55 games will be played by 20 teams across 9 different locations, which includes the finals as well.

Finally, it is a golden opportunity for Yuvraj Singh to promote the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 along with the Jamaican cricketer and athlete.

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