Saturday, 23 March 2024 21:16

Cricket Legend Chris Gayle strikes first class partnership with Broward County for ICC T20 World Cup

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Former West Indies batting superstar Chris Gayle, also known as the “Universe Boss”, has been a partner in numerous winning combinations throughout his illustrious cricketing career.

And his latest venture is a sure shot, teaming up with teamed up with the ICC T20 World Cup organizers who he met thru Lauderhill Commissioner Denise Grant , to play the role of Cricket Ambassador for the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, to be staged in June.

Gayle  has always been comfortable playing at the top of the order and will be equally at ease with this new assignment.

Commissioner of Lauderhill, Denise Grant is elated that Broward was selected as one of the host cities and is excited to be working with Gayle who is bringing star power to the promotion of the tournament.

As a Jamaican born in Manchester and migrating to the United States at 9 years old, she is also excited about having Chris Gayle as Ambassador for the tournament.

Commissioner Grant, a Jamaican born in Manchester who migrated at the age of 9, is running for Mayor of Lauderhill in November 2024.

She met Gayle through his publicist Sean “Contractor” Edwards who arranged for the “Universe Boss” to attend a gala in honor of former West Indian batsman Lawrence Rowe, in Fort Lauderdale.

Commissioner Grant said “I am delighted to welcome World Cup Cricket to Lauderhill and Broward County in June 2024. Chris Gayle, a cricket legend, is the perfect ambassador for this prestigious event. His dedication to excellence and impressive track record make him an ideal representative. Gayle exemplifies the core values of cricket, embodying the spirit of the game through his conduct and performance. I am honored to have him serve as the ambassador for World Cup Cricket 2024. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!"

She added “Hosting the T20 World Cup Cricket in Lauderhill will be a game-changer for our city!

This prestigious international sporting event will bring unprecedented attention and traction to our community, showcasing Lauderhill as a vibrant and dynamic destination city.

The economic impact will be significant, with an influx of visitors and cricket fans from around the world injecting millions of dollars into our local businesses, hotels, and restaurants.

Additionally, the event will provide a unique opportunity to highlight Lauderhill's cultural diversity, tourist attractions, and world-class facilities, further solidifying our city's reputation as a premier destination for sports and entertainment. We are thrilled to welcome the cricket community and look forward to a memorable and impactful event!”

Gayle said: “I really feel like the Universe Boss in helping cricket to crack the USA market by being an ambassador for the T20 World Cup tournament this summer. Sold out matches are expected and last night we launched the trophy tour at the Empire State Building in New York. I’m grateful to the ICC for selecting me as ambassador and to my team in Jamaica , at Triple Century, Camar Flava and Contractor for keeping my brand at a high standard.

“I would also like to thank the Commissioner of city of Lauderhill Denise Grant for her role in bringing the T20 World Cup tournament to America this year,” he added.

ICC T20 World Cup matches will be played at the Broward County on the following dates:

  • June 11th
  • June 14th
  • June 15th
  • June 16th