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Malinga named Ambassador for World T20

By The Assam Tribune

DUBAI, June 8 (PTI): The International Cricket Council has chosen Sri Lanka�s star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official Event Ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in the island nation from September 18 to October 7.

�Malinga, was selected as the Event Ambassador in recognition of his skills as a role model both on and off the field of play,� the ICC said in a statement.

His �explosive bowling action� propelled Malinga to global fame and his distinct, stylish and colourful personality is synonymous with the intensity of T20 cricket, the world body added. ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said Malinga�s popularity transcends Sri Lanka and he is ideal choice for the role.

�It is wonderful to have Lasith Malinga as the tournament ambassador for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka. Lasith is a special player and one of the most recognisable cricketers in the world.

�Whenever he runs in to bowl with his distinctive action there is a thrill in the game. I am sure he will add to the buzz that has already surfaced and crowds will flock to see players like Lasith represent their country in the ICC World Twenty20,� he said.

Malinga will be the face of the event�s advertising campaign in the host nation and will promote it globally as well.

�I am honoured to play a part in the first ICC World Twenty20 tournament to be hosted in Asia. As an ambassador, I hope to take the T20 message to all communities and passionate fans across the world,� Malinga said.

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Malinga named Ambassador for World T20

DUBAI, June 8 (PTI): The International Cricket Council has chosen Sri Lanka�s star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official Event Ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in the island nation from September 18 to October 7.

�Malinga, was selected as the Event Ambassador in recognition of his skills as a role model both on and off the field of play,� the ICC said in a statement.

His �explosive bowling action� propelled Malinga to global fame and his distinct, stylish and colourful personality is synonymous with the intensity of T20 cricket, the world body added. ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said Malinga�s popularity transcends Sri Lanka and he is ideal choice for the role.

�It is wonderful to have Lasith Malinga as the tournament ambassador for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka. Lasith is a special player and one of the most recognisable cricketers in the world.

�Whenever he runs in to bowl with his distinctive action there is a thrill in the game. I am sure he will add to the buzz that has already surfaced and crowds will flock to see players like Lasith represent their country in the ICC World Twenty20,� he said.

Malinga will be the face of the event�s advertising campaign in the host nation and will promote it globally as well.

�I am honoured to play a part in the first ICC World Twenty20 tournament to be hosted in Asia. As an ambassador, I hope to take the T20 message to all communities and passionate fans across the world,� Malinga said.