99 days until the start of cricket season, giant cricket ball to tour the area

ICC Cricket Ball

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 23, 2024) – Visit Lauderdale, the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale, is pleased to welcome the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Men’s World Cup to Broward County Stadium this summer.


To celebrate the countdown to the start of cricket season, a 400-pound, 8-foot-tall replica of the ICC T20 World Cup cricket ball will be on display at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, starting Friday, February 23, 2024.

The cricket ball will stop at various locations throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale before it heads to its home at the Broward County Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, where the cricket matches will be played in June. As the giant cricket ball tours the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, people are encouraged to interact with the cricket ball’s augmented reality.


“I am so excited to see the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup come to Broward County,” said Broward County Mayor Nan Rich. “I am so proud that our cricket stadium will host an event of this size and importance, the first of its kind in the United States.”  


This is the first time that the world’s second most watched sport will be holding World Cup matches in the United States, and the matches are expected to bring over 45,000 visitors to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.


"In Broward County, we proudly embrace our motto of 'Everyone Under the Sun.' The World Cup cricket tournament presents a unique opportunity for us to showcase this spirit of inclusivity and diversity, as we warmly welcome teams from across the globe,” said Broward County Commissioner, Hazelle Rogers. “Through this event, we celebrate our shared humanity, cultural exchange, and the thrill of competition. We look forward to hosting an unforgettable experience for players and spectators alike." 


The ICC T20 World Cup will consist of 55 matches, with 16 played in the U.S., and four at Broward County Stadium:


  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024: Sri Lanka vs. Nepal

  • Friday, June 14, 2024:  USA vs. Ireland

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024: India vs. Canada

  • Sunday, June 16, 2024: Pakistan vs. Ireland


“It is an honor to be chosen as one of the locations in the United States to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup which will welcome teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia, East Asia, the Pacific, and Europe. Since the Broward County Stadium was the first ICC-sanctioned stadium in the U.S., we’re proud to see it thrive as a place where champions practice and play to win,” said Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of Visit Lauderdale.


For more information on the upcoming ICC Cricket T20 Men’s World Cup or to purchase tickets online, visit Cricket-World-cup (visitlauderdale.com).


About Greater Fort Lauderdale 

With 24 miles of golden sand beaches and 300+ miles of navigable waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America and the Yachting Capital of the World. The area boasts an average year-round temperature of 77˚F, has 3,000+ hours of annual sunshine, and is home to 31 unique municipalities, including eight distinct beach communities, each offering something for “everyone under the sun.” Residents hailing from 170 countries, speaking 147 languages call this diverse destination home. And there’s good reason, including the area’s unwavering commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), a five-minute drive will get you to the beach, Port Everglades, the newly expanded Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, and a bustling downtown. Experience 4,000+ eateries, a thriving arts and culture scene, craft breweries, stunning rooftop bars, fishing, diving, and the unmatched beauty of the Florida Everglades. From world-class shopping, to boating, yachts and superyachts all moored at the area’s many marinas, it’s no wonder Greater Fort Lauderdale is one of the most desirable places to stay, work and play. The destination has more than 38,000 unique lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts, and beautifully appointed, boutique properties, all reflecting the area’s cosmopolitan vibe. 


About Visit Lauderdale 
Visit Lauderdale is the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale and serves as the tourism department for Broward County, Florida. Visit Lauderdale promotes the area’s 31 municipalities to a global audience of leisure and business travelers as the ideal place for Everyone Under the Sun in recognition of the area’s diverse and welcoming vibe, and books conventions into the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Find more information and follow @VisitLauderdale on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.