The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Trophy Tour has been launched at New York’s Empire State Building, with two-time champion Chris Gayle and USA star Ali Khan lighting up the iconic skyscraper as fans countdown to the biggest global T20 cricket event ever.

Empire State Building in  ICC Men's T20 World Cup colors
Empire State Building in New York City lit up in navy and pink colors of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup event. Photos courtesy of ICC

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 most iconic building in the navy and pink colors of the event. Sitting atop the 381 meter skyscraper was the prize all 20 teams will be competing for across the West Indies and USA from 1-29 June, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy.

Following 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. Tickets are now available to matches in all nine host locations from 10h00 Antigua Standard Time today, ensuring as many fans as possible can attend.

Also available now are a range of premium hospitality offerings inclusive of food and beverage packages for all fixtures at Nassau County International Stadium in New York and to all matches at West Indies venues.

Chris Gayle and Ali Khan with ICC Men's T20 World Cup trophy
Chris Gayle and Ali Khan poses with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy on top of the Empire State Building.

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. Newly renovated existing venues Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas and Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill will each host four fixtures. Co-hosts West Indies have a rich history in T20 cricket, having won the T20 World Cup twice, with popular Caribbean tourist destinations, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago all hosting matches.

The ‘Out of this World’ Trophy Tour will reach 15 countries across four continents as it visits iconic sporting teams and stadia, famous landmarks and legendary cricketers, while also giving fans the chance to get a glimpse of T20 cricket’s biggest global prize. In addition to visiting all host venues across the West Indies and USA, the Trophy will also visit emerging Americas cricket countries Argentina, Brazil and Canada – enabling new fans to connect with what will be a landmark event in the region.

The Trophy Tour Schedule for the first month is available below:

18-20 March: New York
21-23 March: Houston, Grand Prairie and Dallas
26-27 March: Buenos Aires
28-29 March: Sao Paulo
3-4 April: Jamaica
13-14 April: Barbados
17-18 April: Antigua and Barbuda
19-20 April: Saint Lucia