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New York, Texas and Florida to host USA leg of 2024 T20 World Cup

The USA leg of the 2024 T20 World Cup will probably be hosted in New York, Texas and Florida, following inspections that had been performed earlier this yr, the ICC has introduced.

Whereas Grand Prairie (in Texas) and Broward County (Lauderhill, Florida) have already got present infrastructure to host video games, the ICC will enhance the stadium capability at each venues. As for Nassau County in New York, the ICC has stated that an settlement has been reached for the development of a 34,000-seat modular stadium.

Morrisville in North Carolina – that additionally hosted Main League Cricket video games alongside Grand Prairie – was not chosen after making the preliminary shortlist. Even for New York, it was initially Van Cortlandt Park within the borough of The Bronx inside New York Metropolis that was into consideration, however the ICC has now opted for a brand new venue. Eisenhower Park, which can home the brand new stadium, is 30 miles east of the borough of Manhattan, positioned within the outskirts of New York Metropolis.

“We’re very excited in regards to the alternative to make use of modular stadium know-how to current world class cricket in a location that has not beforehand hosted an ICC world occasion giving USA cricket followers the prospect to look at the world’s greatest on their doorstep,” ICC chief govt Geoff Allardice stated. “This know-how has been used at earlier ICC occasions to extend venue capability and it is routinely utilized in different main sports activities all over the world. Within the USA, it would give us the chance to extend the scale of the venues in each Dallas and Florida and create what will be a shocking venue in New York.”

Nassau County Govt Bruce Blakeman was assured in New York offering a profitable fan expertise on the T20 World Cup. “Whether or not it’s PGA occasions, file breaking concert events in our parks, or the annual Belmont Stakes, we are not any stranger to internet hosting giant scale occasions on the world stage,” he stated.

The 2024 T20 World Cup would be the first of eight males’s world occasions within the ICC’s subsequent industrial cycle from 2024-31, which was finalised in 2021. The choice to nominate the USA as a co-host alongside the West Indies was a part of a strategic transfer by the ICC with two objectives in thoughts: firstly, the North American market was recognized as a powerful marketplace for development of the sport, and secondly, the ICC’s ambition to have cricket function within the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Video games (LA28).

The format for the 2024 World Cup will probably be totally different to the final two editions (2020-21 within the UAE and 2022 in Australia), the place the primary spherical was adopted by Tremendous 12s. Subsequent yr, the 20 groups will probably be divided into 4 teams of 5 every for the primary spherical, with the highest two groups from every group qualifying for the Tremendous 8s. The Tremendous 8 groups will probably be break up into two teams of 4 every, with the highest two in every group reaching the semi-finals.



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