Sprint-Star Usain Bolt named ambassador for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

“Cricket is a part of life, the sport has always held a special place in my heart.”


Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medallist, has been selected to serve as the ambassador for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will take place in June and be co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies.



Bolt, a legend in athletics who holds world records in the 100, 200, and 4×100 meters, is anticipated to be a major force behind event promotion. The official tournament anthem’s music video, which stars Sean Paul and Kes, including a cameo from the Jamaican.

Usain Bolt named ambassador for ICC T20 World Cup

“I am thrilled to be an ambassador for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” Bolt said. “Coming from the Caribbean where cricket is a part of life, the sport has always held a special place in my heart, and I am honoured to be part of such a prestigious tournament.

“I look forward to bringing my energy and enthusiasm to the World Cup and contributing to the growth of cricket globally,” the sprint-star added.

Bolt’s first love as a child was cricket, and the Jamaican wanted to be a fast bowler. In fact, his high school cricket coach was the one who first encouraged him to attempt track and field, which is how he first became interested in athletics.

Bolt is well-known for being an avid cricket fan and for having a close association with Caribbean cricket legend Chris Gayle, despite the fact that he changed his musical direction.
The legendary athlete added that cricket’s return to the Olympics in Los Angeles in 2028 is encouraged by the US competition.

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