Shahid Afridi Named T20 World Cup 2024 Ambassador, Celebrating Pakistan’s 2009 Triumph

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    Shahid Afridi – T20 World Cup 2024 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced Pakistan’s legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi as the latest ambassador for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, set to be co hosted by the USA and West Indies from June 1-29. Afridi, a veteran of six T20 World Cups and a key player in Pakistan’s 2009 triumph, joins a star studded lineup of ambassadors including Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle and eight time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.

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    Let’s have a look into more details : Shahid Afridi – T20 World Cup 2024

    Afridi’s Legacy and Role as Ambassador

    Shahid Afridi, affectionately known as “Lala,” is celebrated for his explosive batting and skillful leg-spin bowling. Afridi’s journey in T20 World Cups is storied, with standout performances including a Player of the Match award in the 2009 final, where he led Pakistan to victory at Lord’s. As an ambassador, Afridi will participate in a range of promotional activities and provide expert insights through guest columns, engaging fans worldwide and promoting the event.

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    Afridi expressed his excitement about his new role, stating, “The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is an event that is very close to my heart. From being Player of the Tournament in the inaugural edition to lifting the trophy in 2009, some of my favorite career highlights have come from competing on this stage. I’m thrilled to be part of this edition, where we will see more teams, more matches, and even more drama than ever before.”

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    A Star Studded Ambassador Lineup

    Afridi joins an impressive list of ambassadors who will help promote the T20 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, and Usain Bolt bring their unique charisma and global fanbase to the event, promising to make the 2024 edition the biggest T20 World Cup ever. Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager – Marketing and Communications, emphasized Afridi’s invaluable experience and fan appeal, noting, “He’s a fan favorite around the world and alongside Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, and Usain Bolt, will be bringing fans closer to the event ahead of what is set to be the biggest T20 World Cup ever.”

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    The Grand Stage: USA and West Indies

    The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will feature 20 teams competing in 55 matches across nine venues. The tournament kicks off on June 1 with co-hosts USA taking on Canada at Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas. Notably, New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium will host its first match on June 3, featuring 2014 champions Sri Lanka against South Africa.

    One of the most anticipated matches is the India vs. Pakistan clash on June 9 in New York. Afridi expressed his excitement, saying, “I am particularly excited to witness the India vs. Pakistan fixture on 9 June. It is one of the great rivalries in sport, and New York will be a fitting stage for this unmissable encounter between two great teams.”

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    The 2024 edition is set to be historic, marking the first time the T20 World Cup will be co-hosted by the USA and West Indies. With more teams, more matches, and new venues, this edition promises to be a grand spectacle. The final will be held on June 29 in Barbados, culminating what is expected to be a cricket carnival like no other.

    Tickets and hospitality packages are available, offering fans a chance to be part of this landmark event in cricket history. For more information, visit or email

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    Shahid Afridi’s unveiling as an ambassador for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 adds to the excitement and anticipation for the tournament. His legacy, combined with the star power of fellow ambassadors, promises to bring fans closer to the action and elevate the global profile of the event. As the cricketing world gears up for what is set to be the biggest T20 World Cup ever, Afridi’s presence ensures that the tournament will be both thrilling and unforgettable.

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    1. How many teams will participate in the T20 World Cup 2024?

      Twenty teams will participate in the tournament

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