Gayle, who has amassed 10,151 ODI run along with 25 hundreds, said his experience would also be critical during the upcoming May 30 to July 14 World Cup campaign. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on July 9 and 11 respectively, while the Lord's will host the final on July 14.
England and Wales have previously staged the World Cup in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. "I know nothing lasts forever and hopefully, I can give them a few more games and it also pushes you to win the World Cup".
The 10 teams in the tournament will play against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides after 45 matches to qualify for the two semi-finals.
Afghanistan will play their second World Cup after they debuted in the competition four years ago in Australia and New Zealand. "This edition promises to be even more exciting and innovative than ever and it is a great privilege to be a part of the team that brings it to you". There will be 48 matches including the semifinal and final across 11 different venues.
For the first time at a Cricket World Cup, the broadcast will produce 360° replays, provided by Piero which allows multiple camera feeds to be stitched together to create stunning video that helps provide in-depth analysis of big moments in the game. There will be a roving Buggy Cam as well, for a ground-level view of an ongoing game.
When Chris Gayle returned to the West Indies squad in September 2017, it was just in time, with the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in sight. Services partner Sunset+Vine and equipment services partner NEP Broadcast Solutions will support ICC TV to make it an enthralling experience for the fans across the world.