When the World Cup announced its 2024 schedule in the USA and West Indies, the Seattle Orcas wanted to ensure that cricket fans in the Seattle Area would get a chance to spend time and get a photo with the trophy as it toured North America. Last Friday, the Seattle Orcas hosted the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy at three prime locations – Bellevue City Hall, the Space Needle, and Bellevue’s Downtown Park. Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell personally welcomed the historic trophy in all its glory, as part of the tour which comes ahead of the much-anticipated multi-national event in the USA and West Indies this June. Seattle was the third city in the USA part of this tour, after New York and Houston.

At the fan rally in the park, renowned New Zealand batter and the Orcas’ batting coach, Ross Taylor and domestic player, all-rounder Harmeet Singh represented the team taking photos and signing bats from families young and old from all over the region. America’s Favorite Cricket Team had a strong showing at the afternoon event with over 1500 attendees.

Operating Partner & Co-owner of the Seattle Orcas, Sanjay Parthasarathy said, “This was a unique and historic opportunity for our cricket community to come together, celebrate, and showcase the importance of World Cup Cricket, and to grow the sport in the US.”

Managing director of Madrona Venture Group, & Co-owner of the Seattle Orcas, Sivaramakichenane Somasegar added a few words too, "As America's Favorite Cricket Team, we are committed to growing cricket at the grass roots, and to making sure that fans have a great experience with the sport, both on and off the field."

One of the most memorable evenings for cricket in the Pacific Northwest. The Orcas are planning for a World Cup Watch Party at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center June 9th at 7am to watch India vs Pakistan.