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“ICC’s Visit Marks Halfway Milestone in Nassau County International Stadium Construction Journey!”

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Trophy Tour reached a significant milestone as it made its first stop at the Nassau County International Stadium in the USA, marking the midway point of the stadium’s construction. The event was celebrated with a ceremony attended by ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, two-time T20 World Cup champion Chris Gayle, and USA men’s player Ali Khan.

During the ceremony, the arrival of the trophy was commemorated in grand style, reflecting the excitement and anticipation surrounding the upcoming tournament. The progress of the stadium construction was highlighted, with the completion of the East Stand infrastructure and ongoing installation of spectator seating. Development of the West Stand has also commenced, and the premium hospitality and media pavilions are taking shape.

The cricket ground’s drop-in pitches, supervised by Damian Hough from the Adelaide Oval, are maturing to ICC standards in South Florida and are set to be installed in New York in early May. With just 75 days until the start of the T20 World Cup, Nassau County is gearing up to host Sri Lanka against South Africa in the opening match, followed by a nine-day festival of T20 cricket.

The Nassau County International Stadium will witness one of cricket’s biggest rivalries as India takes on Pakistan on June 9, marking the first ICC World Cup hosted in the USA. In response to overwhelming demand, additional tickets have been released for 51 out of 55 matches, ensuring maximum fan participation. Premium hospitality offerings, including food and beverage packages, are also available for all fixtures.

Following the launch of the Trophy Tour with a ceremony at the Empire State Building, the Trophy will visit Penn Station in Manhattan before embarking on a tour of iconic sporting teams and landmarks across the USA. Fans can follow the Trophy Tour through ICC’s social channels and t20worldcup.com.

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice expressed his delight at the progress made and looked forward to an unforgettable experience for players and fans at the T20 World Cup. Chris Gayle, a two-time T20 World Cup winner, emphasized the significance of the tournament in elevating cricket’s popularity in the USA and encouraged fans to experience the unique atmosphere in the Caribbean venues as well.

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