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Team USA Advances To Super 8 Round Of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

News Americas, LAUDERHILL, Fl., Sat. June 15, 2024: Cricket USA has made history by advancing to the Super 8 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. This marks the first time the US team has reached the second stage of an ICC World Cup cricket event.

USA fans show their support prior to the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between USA and Ireland at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium on June 14, 2024 in Lauderhill, Florida. (Photo by Matt Roberts-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Their final Group Stage match against Ireland was washed out due to rain at Broward County Stadium on Friday, June 14, 2024, resulting in the teams sharing the points. This draw ensured that Team USA finished three points ahead of Pakistan, who have one match left against Ireland.

A Team USA fan shows his support prior to the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between USA and Ireland at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium on June 14, 2024 in Lauderhill, Florida. (Photo by Matt Roberts-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Team USA’s journey to the Super 8 included victories over Canada and Pakistan, and a narrow defeat to India, who topped Group A and also advanced to the next stage. Team USA will next face South Africa in Antigua on Wednesday, June 19, as part of the Super 8 round hosted across the Caribbean.

Team USA fans show their support during the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between USA and Ireland at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium on June 14, 2024 in Lauderhill, Florida. (Photo by Matt Roberts-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Reaching the Super 8 stage also guarantees Team USA’s automatic qualification for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2026 in India and Sri Lanka. Additionally, Team USA will receive a minimum prize of $382,500 for making it to this round.

The Super 8 format consists of eight teams divided into two pools of four. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the semi-finals. Team USA is grouped with South Africa, West Indies, and either England or Scotland, depending on the remaining Group Stage outcomes.

Aaron Jones, Team USA’s representative, shared his thoughts at the post-match press conference in Florida. Fans interested in supporting USA in the Caribbean can purchase tickets at t20worldcup.tickets.com.

USA Cricket Super 8 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 19: vs South Africa @ 10:30 AM in Antigua

Friday, June 21: vs West Indies @ 8:30 PM in Barbados

Sunday, June 23: vs England or Scotland @ 10:30 AM in Barbados

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is co-hosted by West Indies and USA from June 1 – 29, 2024. This event is the largest in the tournament’s history, featuring 20 international teams playing 55 matches across nine cities. It is the first time the USA hosts matches in a T20 World Cup, with 16 First Round matches held at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium (New York), Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium (Dallas), and Broward County Stadium (Lauderhill). The West Indies, who last hosted in 2010, will hold matches in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Cricket West Indies and T20 World Cup Inc. oversee the local delivery of the event, supporting the growth of cricket in the USA.

RELATED: CARIBBEAN HERITAGE PLAYERS IN TEAM USA

Will Rain Stop Play Again This Weekend At Broward Stadium?

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. June 14, 2024: With the first ICC cricket match in Broward County washed out on Tuesday between Sri Lanka vs. Nepal due to rain, fans are wondering if the same will happen today and this weekend?

The LED board reads “Match Abandoned” during a rain delay of the ICC Men´s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between Sri Lanka and Nepal at Central Broward Regional Park on June 11, 2024 in Lauderhill, Florida. (Photo by Matt Roberts-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The much-awaited ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Cricket competition is here in Broward County, Florida, but no one thought rain would lead to a wash out. It’s left to be seen what will happen this morning between the USA and Ireland as they are set to clash at 10:30 AM at Central Broward Park and Broward County Stadium.

The other matches lined up for this weekend are:

Saturday, June 15: India vs. Canada​; match starts at 10:30 AM​

Sunday, June 16: Pakistan vs. Ireland​; match starts at 10:30 AM

PARKING

Convenient onsite parking is available at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium, with ample spaces accessible from West Bound, East Sunrise Blvd. Parking opens two hours before the first ball on match days. Arrive early to park and explore the stadium before the event begins.

GETTING TO THE GROUND

There is no public transport to the stadium. General ticket holders are encouraged to use the nearby parking options or ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Ride-sharing drop-off is at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (3800 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311).

Access and Parking

General Access: From North Bound, Road 441, turn right into 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311.

Parking: Access from West Bound, East Sunrise Blvd. General Parking is $40 + tax.

Ride Share: Use the app and specify the stadium as your destination.

Train

If travelling from Miami, Aventura, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, or Orlando, take the train to Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station, less than 5 miles from the stadium. Groups of 4+ save 25% on SMART fares.

ENTRY TIMES

Gates open two hours before the first ball of all matches at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium:

Morning Matches: Gates open at 8:30 am (EST), first ball at 10:30 am (EST).

Evening Matches: Gates open at 5:30 pm (EST), first ball at 7:30 pm (EST).

Arrive early to avoid queues and enjoy pre-match entertainment.

TICKET RESOLUTION

For ticket-related inquiries, visit the ticket resolution office at the Main Gate entry for assistance.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

The stadium offers a variety of food and beverage options, including snacks, meals, and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are available at selected points. Note that outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the stadium.

Two Caribbean Heritage Players Are Part Of The U.S. Cricket Team In The ICC World Cup

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 12, 2024: As the US faces India today in the ICC World Cup match in Nassau, NY, two Caribbean heritage players are part of the US Cricket squad in Caribbean American Heritage Month. They are:

Aaron Jones

Caribbean heritage cricketer, Aaron Jones of Team USA, is presented with the Player of the Match award from Ian Bishop after winning the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between USA and Canada at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium on June 1, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Matt Roberts-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Aaron Jones, the current vice-captain of the US Cricket Team, is of Bajan parentage. A right-handed top-order batsman and occasional leg spinner, Jones made his List A debut in January 2016 and his first-class debut in October 2017. He has been a significant player for the US since 2018, making notable contributions in T20I and ODI formats. Jones was the leading run-scorer for the US in the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament and has continued to excel, including a standout performance in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup where he scored a match-winning 94 off 40 deliveries. Jones was presented with the Player of the Match award from Ian Bishop after winning the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between USA and Canada at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium on in Dallas, Texas.

Steven Ryan Taylor

Caribbean heritage player Steven Taylor of Team USA poses for photographs with fans after the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between USA and Pakistan at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium on June 1, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Matt Roberts-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Florida-born Steven Ryan Taylor, of Jamaican parentage, is a left-handed top-order batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler. Taylor has played in West Indian domestic cricket and several Caribbean Premier League (CPL) teams. He has been a key player for the US, becoming the first U.S. batsman to score a century in Twenty20 competition in 2013. Taylor made his ODI debut for the US in April 2019 and achieved his first ODI century in June 2022 against Nepal. Known for his explosive batting and reliable off-spin, Taylor has been an essential part of the US cricket team’s growth and success on the international stage.

Match time for today’s match-up is 10:30 AM EST.

RELATED: Full ICC Cricket Schedule

Caribbean-Born, Preakness Winning Jockey For Belmont Stakes

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 29, 2024: Caribbean born jockey, Jaime Torres, who made history at the Preakness Stakes on May 18th by securing a remarkable win aboard Seize the Grey just two years after he began his riding career, is set for the Belmont Stakes on June 8th.

Caribbean born Jockey Jaime Torres and Seize the Grey, are heading to the Belmont Stakes after winning the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Torrest and Seize the Grey are heading to Saratoga, according to Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Seize The Grey with Torres won the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The Puerto Rico native had previously guided Seize the Grey to victory in the Pat Day Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 4th at Churchill Downs.

Despite never having ridden in a Triple Crown race before, Torres now boasts a perfect record of 1 for 1. On May 18th, he took the lead at the start of the race in Baltimore before a crowd of around 17,000 spectators and maintained his position throughout. He completed the 1 3/16 miles on a muddy track in 1:56.82, paying $21.60 for the win.

Seize the Grey, owned by the MyRacehorse microshare partnership of over 2,700 people, was bred in Kentucky by Jamm, LTD, and purchased by MyRacehorse for $300,000 from Mill Ridge Sales at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale in 2022.

Torres decided to pursue a career as a jockey in 2019 after watching horse racing on television from Hipódromo Camarero. The next day, he went to the track and eventually enrolled in Puerto Rico’s riding school. He then moved to Florida, working for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., and won his first race on September 17, 2022, at Gulfstream Park on Takestwotowiggle. The following year, he was the leading apprentice in New York. Now he is a Triple Crown race-winning jockey.

Due to construction at the track, the 2024 Belmont Stakes will take place at Saratoga Race Course in Upstate New York. With the change in venue comes a change in distance, as the Belmont Stakes 2024 will be contested over 1 1/4 miles instead of the usual 1 1/2. It marks just the second time over the last 99 years that the Run for the Carnations is being held at a distance less than 1 1/2 miles.

2024 Belmont Stakes odds:

Horse Odds
Sierra Leone 7-4
Fierceness 3-1
Mystik Dan 5-1
Seize the Grey 6-1
Thorpedo Anna 10-1
Antiquarian 12-1
Honor Marie 12-1
The Wine Steward 18-1

Caribbean Jockey Jaime Torres Makes History With Preakness Win

News Americas, New York, NY, Sun. May 19, 2024: Caribbean-born jockey Jaime Torres made history at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, securing a remarkable win aboard Seize the Grey just two years after he began his riding career.

Seize The Grey with Caribbean born jockey Jaimie Torres riding wins the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, on May 18, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Horsephotos/Getty Images)

The Puerto Rico native had previously guided Seize the Grey to victory in the Pat Day Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 4 at Churchill Downs. Despite never having ridden in a Triple Crown race before, Torres now boasts a perfect record of 1 for 1. On May 18, he took the lead at the start of the race in Baltimore before a crowd of around 17,000 spectators and maintained his position throughout. He completed the 1 3/16 miles on a muddy track in 1:56.82, paying $21.60 for the win.

Caribbean born Jockey Jaime Torres riding Seize the Grey #6 wins the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Seize the Grey, owned by the MyRacehorse microshare partnership of over 2,700 people, was bred in Kentucky by Jamm, LTD, and purchased by MyRacehorse for $300,000 from Mill Ridge Sales at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale in 2022.

Torres decided to pursue a career as a jockey in 2019 after watching horse racing on television from Hipódromo Camarero. The next day, he went to the track and eventually enrolled in Puerto Rico’s riding school. He then moved to Florida, working for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr., and won his first race on September 17, 2022, at Gulfstream Park on Takestwotowiggle. The following year, he was the leading apprentice in New York. Now, in his first attempt, he has become a Triple Crown race-winning jockey.

Winners circle after Seize The Grey with Jaimie Torres riding wins the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, on May 18, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Horsephotos/Getty Images)

“I haven’t rested since then,” the 25-year-old Torres said. “I’ve been working very hard, very hard, not thinking about what’s going to happen but working for it. You can’t think like, ‘Oh, that’s going to happen.’ You’ve just got to work and work, and it will come.”

Adding to the significance of his accomplishment, Torres’ parents flew to Baltimore to surprise him and celebrate his victory.

Eighty-year-old Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas praised Torres, sharing that he used to live and is still close friends with the legendary Puerto Rican jockey Angel Cordero, who won the Derby three times, the Preakness twice, and the Belmont Stakes once.

“If you can just follow in his footsteps with his desire and so forth, you’re going to be just fine,” Lukas advised.

Reflecting on Seize the Grey, Torres said, “He’s such an amazing horse. He just relaxed for me, and he felt the other horses coming close and he was just looking at them. As soon as I asked, I had a lot of horse. From the quarter to the wire, he gave me everything.”

Caribbean Rivals Clash at UFC Fight Night: Cortes-Acosta Upsets Despaigne

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 13, 2024: In an unexpected turn of events at the UFC Fight Night held at the Enterprise Center on May 11, 2024, the Caribbean witnessed a showdown between two of its own in St. Louis, Missouri.

Waldo Cortes-Acosta of the Dominican Republic reacts after his victory over Robelis Despaigne of Cuba in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Enterprise Center on May 11, 2024 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Waldo Cortes-Acosta, representing the Dominican Republic, emerged victorious against Cuba’s Robelis Despaigne in a heavyweight bout. Cortes-Acosta, with a record of 12-1 MMA and 5-1 UFC, secured a surprising win over the highly-regarded Despaigne, whose record stands at 5-1 MMA and 1-1 UFC. The showdown unfolded as the main card opener of this past Saturday’s event.

Employing a grapple-heavy strategy, Cortes-Acosta, riding a three-fight winning streak, effectively neutralized the threat posed by Despaigne. Despite Despaigne’s reputation for swift knockouts in his previous bouts, Cortes-Acosta’s strategic takedowns and control tactics proved to be the decisive factor. Throughout the match, Cortes-Acosta maintained a dominant position, thwarting Despaigne’s attempts to counter. Despite his efforts, Cortes-Acosta fell short of securing a finish, but his performance earned him a clear victory.

Judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-27, and 30-26, unanimously declaring Cortes-Acosta the winner. Despaigne, known for his rapid knockout finishes in previous fights, faced an unfamiliar challenge in Cortes-Acosta’s grappling expertise.

Prior to this match, Despaigne had concluded his last four fights in a total of 37 seconds, showcasing his formidable knockout prowess.

This unexpected outcome underscores the unpredictable nature of UFC matchups and solidifies Cortes-Acosta’s status as a rising contender in the heavyweight division.

Full ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Schedule

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 10, 2024: The excitement is building among cricket fans for the opening of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The opening match will get underway in Dallas, USA on June 1st between the US and Canada, which is also Caribbean American Heritage Month in the US.

Call him ICC Cricket Ambassador Bolt!

Four matches will be played at Central Broward Park and Broward County Stadium in Florida. They are Sri Lanka against Nepal on June 11th, the US against Ireland on June 14th, India versus Canada the following day, June 15th, and Pakistan versus Ireland on June 16th.

So far Olympian Usain Bolt and West Indies cricketing star Chris Gayle are among this year’s ambassadors. The West Indies squad for the World Cup is:

Squad: Rovman Powell (c), Alzarri Joseph, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Shamar Joseph, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd.

The full ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Schedule is as follows:

Sat, 1 Jun ’24

1st Match, Group A (N)

Dallas, Texas

United States Of America vs Canada

8:30 PM (12:30 am GMT | 7:30 pm Local)

Sun, 2 Jun ’24

2nd Match, Group C

Providence, Guyana

West Indies vs Papua New Guinea

10:30 AM (2:30 pm GMT | 10:30 am Local)

3rd Match, Group B (N)

Bridgetown, Barbados

Namibia vs Oman

8:30 PM (12:30 am GMT | 8:30 pm Local)

Mon, 3 Jun ’24

4th Match, Group D

New York

Sri Lanka vs South Africa

10:30 AM (2:30 pm GMT | 10:30 am Local)

5th Match, Group C (N)

Providence, Guyana

Afghanistan vs Uganda

8:30 PM (12:30 am GMT | 8:30 pm Local)

Tue, 4 Jun ’24

6th Match, Group B

Bridgetown, Barbados

England vs Scotland

10:30 AM (2:30 pm GMT | 10:30 am Local)

7th Match, Group D

Dallas, Texas

 Netherlands vs Nepal

11:30 AM (3:30 pm GMT | 10:30 am Local)

Wed, 5 Jun ’24

8th Match, Group A

New York

India vs Ireland

10:00 AM (2:00 pm GMT | 10:00 am Local)

9th Match, Group C (N)

Providence, Guyana

Papua New Guinea vs Uganda

7:30 PM (11:30 pm GMT | 7:30 pm Local)

10th Match, Group B (N)

Bridgetown, Barbados

Australia vs Oman

8:30 PM (12:30 am GMT | 8:30 pm Local)

Thu, 06 Jun ’24

11th Match, Group A

Dallas, Texas

United States Of America vs Pakistan

11:30 AM (3:30 pm GMT | 10:30 am Local)

12th Match, Group B

Bridgetown, Barbados

Namibia vs Scotland

3:00 PM (7:00 pm GMT | 3:00 pm Local)

Fri, 7 Jun ’24

13th Match, Group A

New York

Canada vs Ireland

10:30 AM (2:30 pm GMT | 10:30 am Local)

14th Match, Group C (N)

Providence, Guyana

Afghanistan vs New Zealand

7:30 PM (11:30 pm GMT | 7:30 pm Local)

15th Match, Group D (N)

Dallas, Texas

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

8:30 PM (12:30 am GMT | 7:30 pm Local)

Sat, 8 Jun ’24

16th Match, Group D •

New York

Netherlands vs. South Africa

10:30 AM Local Time

17th Match, Group B •

Bridgetown, Barbados

Australia vs. England

1:00 PM Local Time

18th Match, Group C (N)

Providence, Guyana

West Indies vs. Uganda

8:30 PM Local Time

Sun, 9 Jun ’24

19th Match, Group A

New York

India vs. Pakistan

10:30 AM Local Time

20th Match, Group B

North Sound, Antigua

Oman vs. Scotland

1:00 PM Local Time

Mon, 10 Jun ’24

21st Match, Group D

New York

Bangladesh vs. South Africa

10:30 AM Local Time

Tue, 11 Jun ’24

22nd Match, Group A

New York

Canada vs. Pakistan

10:30 AM Local Time

23rd Match, Group D

Lauderhill, Florida

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka

7:30 PM Local Time

24th Match, Group B (N)

North Sound, Antigua

Australia vs. Namibia

8:30 PM Local Time

Wed, 12 Jun ’24

25th Match, Group A

New York

United States of America vs. India

10:30 AM Local Time

26th Match, Group C (N)

Tarouba, Trinidad

West Indies vs. New Zealand

8:30 PM Local Time

Thu, 13 Jun ’24

27th Match, Group B

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bangladesh vs. Netherlands

10:30 AM Local Time

28th Match, Group D

North Sound, Antigua

England vs. Oman

3:00 PM Local Time

29th Match, Group C (N)

Tarouba, Trinidad

Afghanistan vs. Papua New Guinea

8:30 PM Local Time

Fri, 14 Jun ’24

30th Match, Group A

Lauderhill, Florida

United States of America vs. Ireland

10:30 AM Local Time

31st Match, Group D (N)

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Nepal vs. South Africa

7:30 PM Local Time

32nd Match, Group C (N)

 Tarouba, Trinidad

New Zealand vs. Uganda

8:30 PM Local Time

Sat, 15 Jun ’24

33rd Match, Group A

Lauderhill, Florida

Canada vs. India

10:30 AM Local Time

34th Match, Group B

North Sound, Antigua

England vs. Namibia

1:00 PM Local Time

35th Match, Group B (N)

Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Australia vs. Scotland

8:30 PM Local Time

Sun, 16 Jun ’24

36th Match, Group A

Lauderhill, Florida

Ireland vs. Pakistan

10:30 AM Local Time

37th Match, Group D (N)

Kingstown, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Bangladesh vs. Nepal

7:30 PM Local Time

38th Match, Group D (N)

Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Netherlands vs. Sri Lanka

8:30 PM Local Time

Mon, 17 Jun ’24

39th Match, Group C

Tarouba, Trinidad

New Zealand vs. Papua New Guinea

10:30 AM Local Time

40th Match, Group C (N)

Gros Islet, Trinidad

West Indies vs. Afghanistan

8:30 PM Local Time

Wed, 19 Jun ’24

41st Match, Super Eights, Group 2

North Sound, Antigua

TBA vs. TBA

10:30 AM Local Time

(A2 v D1)

42nd Match, Super Eights, Group 2 (N)

Gros Islet, St. Lucia

TBA vs. TBA

8:30 PM Local Time

(B1 v C2)

Thu, 20 Jun ’24

43rd Match, Super Eights, Group 1

Bridgetown, Barbados

TBA vs. TBA

10:30 AM Local Time

(C1 v A1)

44th Match, Super Eights, Group 1 (N)

North Sound, Antigua

TBA vs. TBA

8:30 PM Local Time

(B2 v D2)

Fri, 21 Jun ’24

45th Match, Super Eights, Group 2

Gros Islet, St. Lucia

TBA vs. TBA

10:30 AM Local Time

(B1 v D1)

46th Match, Super Eights, Group 2 (N)

Bridgetown, Barbados

TBA vs. TBA

8:30 PM Local Time

(A2 v C2)

Sat, 22 Jun ’24

47th Match, Super Eights,Group 1

North Sound, Antigua

TBA vs. TBA

10:30 AM Local Time

(A1 v D2)

48th Match, Super Eights, Group 1 (N)

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

TBA vs. TBA

8:30 PM Local Time

(C1 v B2)

Sun, 23 Jun ’24

49th Match, Super Eights, Group 2

Bridgetown, Barbados

TBA vs. TBA

10:30 AM Local Time

(A2 v B1)

50th Match, Super Eights, Group 2 (N)

North Sound, Antigua

TBA vs. TBA

8:30 PM Local Time

(C2 v D1)

Mon, 24 Jun ’24

51st Match, Super Eights, Group 1

Gros Islet, St. Lucia

TBA vs. TBA

10:30 AM Local Time

(B2 v A1)

52nd Match, Super Eights, Group 1 (N)

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

TBA vs. TBA

8:30 PM Local Time

(C1 v D2)

Wed, 26 Jun ’24

1st Semi-Final (N)

Tarouba, Trinidad

TBA vs. TBA

8:30 PM Local Time

Thu, 27 Jun ’24

2nd Semi-Final

Providence, Guyana

TBA vs. TBA

10:30 AM Local Time

Sat, 29 Jun ’24

Final

Bridgetown, Barbados

TBA vs. TBA

10:00 AM Local Time

Call Him ICC Cricket Ambassador Bolt

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 25, 2024: Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has been named as an ambassador for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, set to take place in the West Indies and the USA from June 1-29, 2024. Bolt’s appointment adds to the anticipation surrounding the tournament, which promises to be the biggest cricket carnival ever seen, inspiring a new generation of fans.

Call him ICC Cricket Ambassador Bolt!

Bolt’s global appeal, coupled with his extraordinary athletic achievements and ability to transcend boundaries, makes him a natural fit for the prestigious role of ambassador. Renowned for his record-breaking performances at the Olympic Games, Bolt’s journey to worldwide stardom began with his historic ‘Triple-Triple’ feat at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

As an ambassador, Bolt will play a pivotal role in promoting the event, starting with an appearance in the official anthem music video alongside acclaimed artists Sean Paul and Kes. He will also attend T20 World Cup matches in the West Indies and participate in fan engagement events aimed at promoting cricket in the United States.

RELATED: Sean Paul and Kes to Craft Official Anthem for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Expressing his enthusiasm for the role, Bolt emphasized the special place cricket holds in Caribbean culture and his excitement for the growth of the sport globally. He highlighted the significance of cricket’s expansion into the American market, noting the immense potential it holds, particularly in light of the sport’s inclusion in the LA Olympics in 2028. “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,” he said.

ICC Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Allardice, hailed Bolt as a global icon and expressed delight in having him on board as an ambassador. Allardice noted Bolt’s passion for cricket and his energetic personality as valuable assets that will enhance the T20 World Cup experience for fans.

“Usain Bolt is a global icon, we are thrilled to have him on board as an Ambassador for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 to engage with a new generation of fans. His passion for cricket is well known, making him the perfect fit for this role. Alongside his world record breaking achievements and energetic personality, he will add another exciting element to the World Cup,” said Allardice.

With Bolt’s presence adding an extra dimension of excitement, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 promises to be action-packed. Fans can anticipate witnessing the world’s best teams compete for glory, with the tournament’s opening match featuring co-hosts USA taking on Canada at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas, Texas on June 1. For match fixtures, tickets, and hospitality packages, visit tickets.t20worldcup.com.

Reggae To Make History at Penn Relays Carnival, Team Jamaica Bickle

News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Mon. April 22, 2024: In a groundbreaking move, reggae and dancehall music will grace the Franklin Field stadium at the University of Penn for the first time in the 128-year history of the Penn Relay Carnival. This momentous occasion will unfold on Saturday, April 27, during the ‘TJB30 Pop Up Vibes’ event immediately following the Championships of America High School boys 4×400 meters final.

Irwine Clare Sn, of TJB receiving a proclamation from Jamaica’s Consul General (CG) in New York, Mrs Alsion Wilson. Looking on is Karen Wilson-Robinson Esq (R), co-chair of TJB.

Jamaican reggae singer Chris Martin, a Team Jamaica Bickle, (TJB), Ambassador, will take the stage at 6 pm, adding a vibrant musical dimension to the iconic sporting event. The Penn Relays Carnival, renowned as the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, has traditionally welcomed Jamaican high-school teams, drawing fervent support from across the diaspora.

Singer Chris Martin

The inclusion of reggae within the stadium is the result of a collaborative effort between the University of Pennsylvania, Team Jamaica Bickle, and its stakeholders. Irwine Clare, Sr., CEO of TJB, expressed excitement about this historic milestone, emphasizing its significance in promoting Brand Jamaica and the Caribbean.

The Jamaica Consul General in New York, Mrs. Alsion Wilson, played a pivotal role in realizing the ‘TJB30 Pop Up Vibes’ event, securing sponsorship from Reggae Sumfest to support the initiative. Consul General Wilson highlighted the synergy between reggae music and Jamaican athletics, underscoring their role as cultural ambassadors on the global stage.

Prior to Chris Martin’s performance, DJ Roy of Road International will set the stage with a dynamic selection of reggae, dancehall, ska, rocksteady, and soca hits spanning several decades.

For the past three decades, Team Jamaica Bickle has been instrumental in fostering engagement and support for Jamaican athletes at the Penn Relays Carnival. The organization’s enduring commitment has cultivated a network of volunteers and supporters from Jamaica and the Caribbean diaspora.

As the anticipation builds for this historic event, gratitude is extended to Scott Ward, Executive Vice President of the University of Penn, Reggae Sumfest, VP Records, Consul General Alsion Wilson, Jamaican Dave, and Hypa Sounds for their invaluable contributions.

Sean Paul and Kes to Craft Official Anthem for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 12, 2024: Grammy Award-winning artist Sean Paul and Soca sensation Kes are teaming up to create the official anthem for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. The announcement was made today by the ICC, just 50 days before the tournament kicks off on June 1 in the West Indies and the USA.

Produced by Michael “Tano” Montano, the anthem is slated for release in the upcoming weeks along with a music video featuring various celebrities.

Sean Paul expressed his honor in recording the official anthem, highlighting cricket’s integral role in Caribbean culture. He aims to infuse the track with Caribbean vibes and international appeal, creating a unifying anthem for fans worldwide.

Kes Dieffenthaller, lead singer of Kes the Band, shared his excitement about blending cricket and music, emphasizing the power of bringing different worlds together. He looks forward to fans singing along and turning stadiums into lively party venues.

ICC General Manager, Marketing and Communications, Claire Furlong, praised the collaboration, anticipating a song that embodies the Caribbean identity while resonating with cricket enthusiasts globally. The anthem aligns with the tournament’s theme, “Out of this World.”

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour 2024 continues its journey, with upcoming stops in Barbados, the location of the tournament final on June 29. Tickets for Caribbean fixtures will be available starting April 15 at tickets.t20worldcup.com.