US envoy Blome wishes good luck to Green Shirts for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

US envoy Blome wishes good luck to Green Shirts for ICC T20 World Cup 2024


Hopes Babar Azam and his team will have 'an unforgettable tournament'

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LAHORE (Web Desk) - United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome Saturday expressed best wishes for Pakistan cricket team and wished them an unforgettable tournament ahead of the Twenty20 (T20) World Cup 2024 set to commence tomorrow.

"On behalf of the US mission in Pakistan, I extend my warmest wishes to captain Babar Azam and his team for an unforgettable tournament," envoy Blome said in a video message posted on the American embassy's official X account.

The United States is co-hosting its first-ever T20 World Cup along with West Indies, which will see 20 teams fighting for the coveted crown.

The Pakistani team, who suffered a 2-0 defeat in a four-match T20 series against England, will begin their world cup journey on June 6 against the hosts US in Dallas.

The Green Shirts will be facing arch-rivals India on June 9 in New York, followed by their match against Canada (June 11) and Ireland (June 16).

In his video message, the envoy said: "A love of sports is something that our countries share."

"I'm delighted that for the first time, the US will be hosting the cricket World Cup [...] I'm sure we are going to see some exciting matches," he said.

He also recalled his previous interaction with the national side in April, wherein the US embassy hosted the Men in Green ahead of the mega event, Ambassador Blome said.

During the event, left-arm fast Shaheen Shah Afridi and all-rounder Shadab Khan gave Ambassador Blome some cricket tips using a special cricket ball.