Prime Video names Usman Khawaja as official ambassador for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Usman Khawaja will give Prime members and cricket devotees special insight and analysis of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on Prime Video's social media channels.

The multinational OTT platform, Amazon Prime Video has announced Australian cricket star Usman Khawaja as the official ambassador for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, slated to be held in the West Indies and the United States in June.

Khawaja has enjoyed an outstanding international career in all forms of cricket. The current ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year will give Prime members and cricket devotees special insight and analysis of the event on Prime Video’s social media channels during significant matches during what is expected to be the biggest ICC T20 World Cup ever. Moreover, he’ll also appear in Prime Video’s advertising campaign, which will commence on May 18.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will get underway on June 1 for fans worldwide and June 2 for Australian fans as the United States hosts World Cup Cricket for the first time. June 20 marks the commencement of the Super Eight, while June 30 in Barbados will see the crowning of the ICC Men’s T20 WC winners. Fans in Australia will be able to watch all of the major moments, big hits, and big wickets live on Prime Video.

Australia has clinched the World Test Championship and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023 and will make history by being the first team to hold all three Men’s ICC trophies at the same time if they secure the T20 World Cup title too.

On the development, Usman Khawaja said, “I am very excited to be working with the team at Prime Video, for the ICC Men’sT20 World Cup this year. As a sports fanatic, I can’t wait to see the United States host the T20 World Cup Cricket for the very first time. Cricket is on like it never has been before. You’ve got one of the biggest sporting rivalries in the world with Pakistan and India taking place in the group stages, and our Aussies are shaping up extremely well. It is set to be a massive month of cricket and I can’t wait to watch all of it live and exclusively on Prime Video.”

Additionally, Prime Video will provide a unique watching experience for Australian live sports, including an in-game language selection and “Rapid Recap.” Rapid Recap helps individuals who join a game in progress and want to catch up on what they missed before entering the broadcast. Rapid Recap utilises machine learning to combine key plays and thrilling scenes into a two-minute highlights bundle for Prime Video subscribers. While viewing the rundown, viewers can skip or revisit significant plays in the queue, as well as go to live action at any moment. The in-game language selection will also enable Hindi-speaking consumers to effortlessly switch to Hindi without leaving the game.

Prime Video has exclusive broadcast rights to ICC cricket tournaments in Australia for the next four years. Cricket fans in Australia will receive unique access to all matches in every premier ICC tournament, including the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This comes at no additional cost with a Prime subscription and is included in the free 30-day trial for new consumers.

Hushidar Kharas, Head of Prime Video Australia and New Zealand, said, “Prime Video is delighted to have one of the most beloved members of Australian cricket, Usman Khawaj, as our official ambassador for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. World Cup Cricket is one of the world’s most watched sporting events, and we are thrilled to be able to give Prime members exclusive coverage of the biggest names in cricket fighting for the biggest prize in T20 live matches and on any device on Prime Video.”

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