Windies Women captain Hayley Mathews to be unveiled as T20 World Cup ambassador

West Indies Women team captain Hayley Matthews is set to be unveiled as one of the tournament ambassadors for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be played in the West Indies and United States from June 1-29.

The talismanic all-rounder, among the best players in the world, recently demonstrated her prowess in the eight-match white-ball series in Pakistan – winning the Player of the Series awards in both One Day and T20 International formats.

During the three-match ODI series Matthews became just the second West Indian to reach 2000 runs and 100 wickets, behind iconic former captain Stafanie Taylor.

In her role, the Barbadian, who was named Wisden’s Leading T20 Cricketer of 2023, is expected to make appearances and will also be featured on social media promoting the marquee event before she leaves in early June for a series in Sri Lanka.

Other ambassadors who have been visible so far include eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt and two-time T20 World Cup winner Chris Gayle.

Matthews, meanwhile, will be gearing up to lead the Windies Women at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup which in Bangladesh in October.

She was one of the stars in 2016 where the West Indies Women beat Australia in the final in Kolkata, India to secure their maiden title.


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