Dallas, Florida and New York confirmed as some of the venues of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

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Three USA venues locked in for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have confirmed three major USA cities: Dallas, Florida and New York, as the venues for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

The USA is set to host the T20 World Cup for the first time, with Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida and Nassau County in New York chosen as the venues for the grand event.

USA and West Indies were selected as co-hosts for the global tournament back in November 2021, when the ICC Board awarded them the hosting rights. The venues were chosen following an extensive evaluation of several options.

Modular stadium solutions will be applied to increase facilities for the upcoming event. An agreement has been reached for the construction of a 34,000-seat modular stadium in Eisenhower Park, a purpose-built sports and events park in Nassau County, New York, on awarding of the required permit next month.

Grand Prairie and Broward County will be increased in size by modular stadium solutions to expand seating, media and premium hospitality areas subject to final agreement.

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice was delighted to announce the venues for the biggest-ever T20 World Cup,

“We’re delighted to announce the three USA venues that will host part of the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever staged, with 20 teams competing for the trophy. The USA is a strategically important market and these venues give us an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the world’s biggest sport market.”

He added that awareness around cricket's massive fanbase and its ability to unite diverse communities was growing in the USA.

“We explored a number of potential venue options in the country, and we were hugely encouraged by the enthusiasm the event generated amongst prospective hosts, reinforcing the growing awareness around cricket’s massive fanbase and its power to unite diverse communities.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to use modular stadium technology to present world-class cricket in a location that has not previously hosted an ICC global event giving USA cricket fans the chance to watch the world’s best on their doorstep.

"This technology has been used at previous ICC events to increase venue capacity and it’s routinely used in other major sports around the world. In the USA, it will give us the opportunity to increase the size of the venues in both Dallas and Florida and create what is going to be a stunning venue in New York.”

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman was excited to partner with ICC to host next year's T20 World Cup.

“Nassau County is excited to partner with the ICC to host the Men’s T20 World Cup, one of the most popular sporting events in the world. With more than one billion fans worldwide, this event will attract fans from all around the world to Eisenhower Park.

“Whether it be PGA events, record-breaking concerts in our parks, or the annual Belmont Stakes, we are no stranger to hosting large-scale events on the world stage. I look forward to bringing our many diverse communities together to watch some of the best cricket in the world, right here in Nassau County.”

Several other potential venues have been identified for pre-event matches and training. These include George Mason University in Washington, which is the home for Major League Cricket (MLC) team Washington Freedom.​
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Huge deal this

Great news for US/Canada based cricket fans
 
Are they really going to complete a 34000 seat stadium in 6/7 months?
 
Even in the UK such a stadium would take years to construct. Let's see.
 
Some reports saying Pakistan v India could be in NY!
 
Thing the buzz will be good.
I just hope the England, Aus, NZ etc matches are allowed to grow and the stadiums are at least 20000. Let's see how it goes, if anything it will be a properly organised tournament.
 
Slowly but surely, cricket popularity is increasing in the United States that is actually a very good thing for the sport.
 
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed the seven venues in the Caribbean that will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 from 4 to 30 June. Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago, will host games along with three venues in the USA – Dallas, Florida and New York.

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “We’re delighted to announce the seven Caribbean venues that will host the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever staged, with 20 teams competing for the trophy. They’re all popular venues with players and fans alike that will provide a wonderful backdrop to the event.

“This will be the third ICC senior men’s event hosted by the West Indies, and the matches will again give cricket fans the unique experience of enjoying cricket in the Caribbean. I’d like to thank Cricket West Indies and the seven host governments for their continued commitment and support of our sport.”

Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said: “This is an exciting moment as we announce the venues approved to host the largest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in history, with 20 teams playing in 55 matches in June next year.

“We are grateful to the host Governments of the Caribbean for their overwhelming responses and enthusiasm for hosting what will be the most significant sporting event held in our region for a generation.

Grave added: “We are confident that together we will deliver a world-class tournament showcasing the best this region has to offer with our unique culture and carnival atmosphere that will ensure there is a real celebration of the sport next June.”

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Are they really going to complete a 34000 seat stadium in 6/7 months?
Absolutely , everything is possible in USA in 2023-24 . Many stadium for the soccer WC in Qatar were built with the same modular technology , this one in USA will be much smaller with "only" 34 K capacity.
 
Great news, will definitely watch one in long Island NY and will also travel to FL and Dallas if Pakistan team played there.
 
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) issued a statement today to provide clarity on the ongoing process of venue selection for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in the Caribbean and USA in June 2024.

CWI acknowledges the enthusiasm and interest expressed by various governments, cricket boards, and stakeholders in hosting the highly anticipated tournament.

Johnny Grave, Chief Executive Officer stated: "Following a robust selection process of our seven host venues, CWI-appointed Venues Selection Committee, chaired by President Dr. Kishore Shallow, has made recommendations to the ICC on allocations of matches for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in the Caribbean and USA in June 2024."

He also acknowledged the commendable efforts made by nations within the region; however, he emphasized that final decisions have yet to be reached.

"These recommendations are subject to venues confirming commitment to all required obligations and ICC approval. We are delighted by the enthusiasm and interest expressed by our host governments and cricket Boards and appreciate the hard work and commitment shown as we look to deliver a spectacular Men's T20 World Cup next year. We will now work with the ICC, our hosts and ICC Members to finalise the match schedule in the coming weeks."
 
Nothing for us folks here in the Bay Area.

Not sure if we have a stadium of international quality for cricket here.

There was supposed to be a stadium (in Santa Clara County) built ready by the summer of 2023.

‘World Class’ cricket stadium set to be built in Santa Clara County

Every group barring Group B seems to have an easier route to Super 8s.

India is in a tough group with hosts WI and Pakistan besides 2 associate nations. Chances of 1st round elimination of one of these big three can't be excluded. I feel it's a brainless grouping by the organizing committee.
 
According to wiki the groups have already been formed? When did this happened.


Honestly I think they should move the event outside of the US. The stadiums we have here are nowhere close to international standards with small capacity and no atmosphere. Non ind or non pak games will be totally empty. And only weekend games will have spectators. Biggest thing is the time zone difference with the subcontinent.

A day game here USA time say 10am means 9.30pm in ind and that's probably the best available schedule. A night game here or in windies say 7pm USA time would be 6am ind time- a complete non starter. End of the day - the WC is dependent on TV viewership from ind and pak.. they should host it in England where you will have spectators for most countries...
 
Nothing for us folks here in the Bay Area.

Not sure if we have a stadium of international quality for cricket here.

There was supposed to be a stadium (in Santa Clara County) built ready by the summer of 2023.

‘World Class’ cricket stadium set to be built in Santa Clara County

Every group barring Group B seems to have an easier route to Super 8s.

India is in a tough group with hosts WI and Pakistan besides 2 associate nations. Chances of 1st round elimination of one of these big three can't be excluded. I feel it's a brainless grouping by the organizing committee.
Yes the grouping too. Ind pak WI - in one group- totally brainless.. wi is strong in t20 and if they knock out ind or pak- more Ind I would say- then the WC will be a dud.. other groups have 2 major countries and 3 Associates or minnows. Plus wi being the host- you want them to continue for as long as possible as well.. if they are knocked out- local wi crowd will not show up..
 
Nothing for us folks here in the Bay Area.

Not sure if we have a stadium of international quality for cricket here.

There was supposed to be a stadium (in Santa Clara County) built ready by the summer of 2023.

‘World Class’ cricket stadium set to be built in Santa Clara County

Every group barring Group B seems to have an easier route to Super 8s.

India is in a tough group with hosts WI and Pakistan besides 2 associate nations. Chances of 1st round elimination of one of these big three can't be excluded. I feel it's a brainless grouping by the organizing committee.
And the grand prairie stadium here in Dallas is nowhere close to an international stadium.. 🙂
 
Yes the grouping too. Ind pak WI - in one group- totally brainless.. wi is strong in t20 and if they knock out ind or pak- more Ind I would say- then the WC will be a dud.. other groups have 2 major countries and 3 Associates or minnows. Plus wi being the host- you want them to continue for as long as possible as well.. if they are knocked out- local wi crowd will not show up..
Exactly. I am surprised after the debacle of 2007 50 Overs WC, someone would have understood the concept of grouping popular teams in such tournaments.

There is a real chance of the tournament fizzing out even before the start of Super 8s if one of the big three in Group B gets eliminated.
 
Exactly. I am surprised after the debacle of 2007 50 Overs WC, someone would have understood the concept of grouping popular teams in such tournaments.

There is a real chance of the tournament fizzing out even before the start of Super 8s if one of the big three in Group B gets eliminated.
Also the 5th team is the TBD team from Africa- and if it's Zimbabwe- then the group becomes even tougher..really thoughtless grouping.
 
Why not host it in some of the cities in Canada?
 
For the ICC T20I World Cup 2024, I think Pakistan should select those players who have good records in the CPL.
 
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With more teams and a new format, the 2024 edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup is certain to throw up new match-ups and historic moments.

Following the recent results in the Africa Qualifier, the 20 teams for the tournament are finalised. Namibia and Uganda were the last two teams to book tickets, joining six other teams to come through regional qualifying.

Qualifying as hosts alongside the West Indies, the tournament will be a ground-breaking event for the USA, and the first global tournament appearance outside of a Champions Trophy in 2005.

The 20-team tournament proper in 2024 will work in two phases before the knockouts, though in a different framework from the First Round/Super 12 format at the 2021 and 2022 edition.

The top two teams in each of the four groups of five will move to a Super Eights phase, where the remaining sides split into two groups of four. The top two in each group will then make their way to the semi-finals.

How each team qualified for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024
As hosts, the West Indies and the USA took up the first two of spots for 2024. From there, performances at the 2022 edition, and before the November 14 ICC T20I rankings cut-off, determined the next 10 spots.

The top eight teams in Australia (top four in each Super 12 group) gained spots for the 2024 tournament, with Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the next best teams on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings as of 14 November 2022, also securing their spot.

The final eight spots for the 2024 tournament were decided in regional play.
 
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Feeling sad for Zimbabwe as they are the only full member nation to not qualify for ICC T20I World Cup 2024. Zimbabwe cricket has come to an end. They surely need an overhaul and to start from the beginning.
 
Government of Dominica pulls out of hosting games at the T20 World Cup.

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It was Jamaica, now Dominica, what is wrong with these nations? It is the only time for these countries to host the biggest event in the world and saying we can't host? In Jamaica case they didn't bid but why did Dominica bid when they have money issues?
 
It was Jamaica, now Dominica, what is wrong with these nations? It is the only time for these countries to host the biggest event in the world and saying we can't host? In Jamaica case they didn't bid but why did Dominica bid when they have money issues?
God knows. There's another storm brewing now.

There's significant tensions between Venezuela and Guyana over the Essequibo region, which is two-thirds of Guyana, that Venezuela claim as their own. President Maduro announced a controversial referendum which Guyana are trying to stop via the ICJ.

There's a report saying Brazilian intelligence believe a Venezuelan invasion may be imminent, although I doubt the likelihood of full-scale war.
 
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed that the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has advised that they are no longer able to host matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which takes place in June 2024. Dominica had been initially selected as a host venue for the highly anticipated tournament, along with six other countries in the West Indies; Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth, Sports, and Community Development in Dominica confirmed that, despite the country's eagerness to host matches and tangible efforts to date, they have evaluated proposed timelines after consultation with their contractors. After careful consideration, it was determined that there will not be adequate time to fulfil all the obligations outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between CWI and the Government of Dominica.

CWI CEO Johnny Grave said "We acknowledge the dedication of the Government of Dominica in preparing to host matches as a part of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. While recognizing their commitment, we note the reasons stated for the decision that has been made and understand the position. We look forward to continuing to work with the Government of Dominica and the Dominica Cricket Association to host international matches in the future."

Fawwaz Baksh, Tournament Director for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 added, “When hosting tournaments of this scale, it is inevitable that circumstances will arise which will require the organisers to adapt and alter plans. This is something that happens in any event of this nature, and why we have contingency plans for all functional areas for the hosting of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.”

CWI and the ICC are working towards confirming the complete match schedule and an announcement confirming these details is expected imminently.
 
With the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India 2023 now concluded, the focus turns squarely to the West Indies and the USA, hosts of the ninth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

During the period 30 November to 15 December 2023, a delegation consisting of representatives from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) are conducting its second inspection of the confirmed World Cup host countries from the Caribbean and host cities in the USA, to be used for the pinnacle event in T20 cricket which will take place in June 2024. The inspection will be a comprehensive assessment of all the host countries and venues for both World Cup and warm-up matches.

This will be the first ICC World Cup to be hosted in the USA and a record 20 teams will be divided into four groups, with 55 matches being played across the competition.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Tournament Director Fawwaz Baksh said: “The main goal of the assessment is to thoroughly review each host country and work alongside each one to assist them in delivering the best experience for the players and thousands of fans who are expected to attend the tournament. This forms part of our overarching vision to host the biggest Cricket Carnival the world has ever seen and will help to reinforce the region’s status as a premier venue for the staging of world-class sporting events.”

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Head of Operations, Khushiyal Singh added: “Areas that will be assessed include pitch and outfield preparations, practice facilities, players dressing rooms, broadcast and media facilities, IT and security capabilities, hotels and guest houses, areas for fan parks, and other key components that are fundamental to the successful staging of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup."

Once the inspections and assessments are completed, the ICC will compile their findings and communicate any necessary recommendations to CWI and by extension the host countries and match venues. The valuable feedback from these visits will be instrumental in guiding each country and venue on the necessary steps needed to be taken to deliver an exceptional experience for players, spectators and all other stakeholders throughout the duration of the tournament.
 

New York to host India v Pakistan clash in 2024 T20 World Cup​

India’s game against Pakistan in a pop-up stadium on the outskirts of New York will be the showpiece occasion of the first group stage of next year’s T20 World Cup, with the full schedule due to be signed off by the International Cricket Council and local organising committees today.

Those countries will be among 10 teams who play all their opening group-stage games in the USA, who are co-hosting the tournament with the West Indies, as organisers hope to tap in to America’s large, cricket-loving expat communities.

Some changes to the schedule are still possible, but England and Australia will play all their group games in the Caribbean. It is understood that England’s games both in their initial, five-team group and, should they qualify from that, in the Super 8 round will all be in the British tourist hotspots of Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia, but the Australians will visit some of the region’s other venues, in St Vincent, Guyana and Trinidad.

ICC inspectors have been visiting the Caribbean venues over the last fortnight, finishing in Guyana this week, and though they found that some improvement and expansion is still necessary they have uncovered no significant issues. The venue for the final has not been confirmed but it is likely to be in Barbados, which has previously hosted the finals of the 2007 50-over World Cup and the 2010 T20 event.

America have confirmed that they will use just three venues, Central Broward Park in Florida, Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas and Eisenhower Park on Long Island, about 25 miles from downtown Manhattan. The first two are dedicated cricket grounds, while a temporary, 34,000-seat stadium will be constructed for the tournament in New York, which has some 711,000 Indian residents and about 100,000 people of Pakistani origin according to the latest census data.

There is a 10-and-a-half-hour time difference between New York and New Delhi and organisers have agreed to schedule some games, particularly those involving India, with morning starts to better serve Indian television audiences.

England are defending champions having won the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, beating Pakistan in the final. They are currently on a white-ball tour of the West Indies and have played in both Antigua and Barbados, giving them a useful insight into conditions they will face when they return in June. They have not played in St Lucia since 2019.

Source: The Guardian
 
With the capacity of 34000 crowd, it is expected that there will be at least 24000 of them would be Indian supporters.
 
As per a news report:

- ICC has placed England and Australia in same T20 World Cup group

- India and Pakistan will be drawn together in the same group, guaranteeing that the sport’s most lucrative fixture is played with India meeting Pakistan in Eisenhower Park, 30 miles east of Manhattan.

- The draw for the Super Eight stage will pair teams together based on their pre-tournament seedings, rather than their performance in the first stage. For instance, if England – who are ranked second, so would be among the top seeds – came second in the first group stage, they would still qualify for the same Super Eight group as predicted by their seeding. This is designed to allow travelling fans to make plans in advance, rather than see their teams play in a different country depending on whether they finished first or second in the initial group stage.
 
Either We have all been fooled by this WC groupings which as of today looks completely false or ICC understood the danger of 2007ODI WC repeating and made the necessary changes after this entry.

Some leaks - Daily Telegraph but nothing official.
 
For the first time in history Pakistan-India match will be played in front of a very small crowd.

I don't think New York is the right place to arrange this mighty match... they should have picked any stadium in the West Indies due to bigger stadiums and full energetic crowd.
 
According to a report, BCCI is likely to send a few of the Indian players early to the USA, of teams who do not make the playoffs in IPL 2024, while those who play the knock-out stages, will join them after the tournament gets over.

While the workload of India's core group of players bound for the T20 World Cup would be crucial during the IPL season, BCCI has not instructed the respective franchises on managing it during the tournament, considering it a rather fair move with the team paying hefty amounts to these players to participate.
 
I know ICC is trying very hard to get the US interested and involved in cricket but I don't see this working on anyone but the South Asians there. In a sports crazy country like the US, sport fandom is a cultural thing and passed down generation to generation. And the cultural affiliation that American Football, Basketball and Baseball (even Hockey) have been able to forge over generations isn't something that I see cricket being able to do. Especially because cricket has zero traction or popularity among whites, latinos and blacks. And that's basically 90%+ of the population right there. At best cricket can hope to be a minor sport popular among a sub-section. Kind of like football is among Latinos.

Every player in the US U-19 team was either Indian born or of Indian-origin. That tells you all you need to know about its popularity in the US.
 
If India vs Pakistan game is in New York (Jersey city where the stadium actually is) , it will feel like a home match in Ahmedabad.
Should have been in Dallas where I feel there are more Indians. Will also give Pakistani fans to show up as they have good presence in Houston.
 
I know ICC is trying very hard to get the US interested and involved in cricket but I don't see this working on anyone but the South Asians there. In a sports crazy country like the US, sport fandom is a cultural thing and passed down generation to generation. And the cultural affiliation that American Football, Basketball and Baseball (even Hockey) have been able to forge over generations isn't something that I see cricket being able to do. Especially because cricket has zero traction or popularity among whites, latinos and blacks. And that's basically 90%+ of the population right there. At best cricket can hope to be a minor sport popular among a sub-section. Kind of like football is among Latinos.

Every player in the US U-19 team was either Indian born or of Indian-origin. That tells you all you need to know about its popularity in the US.
I agree, but if the ICC wants to make cricket popular in the US, then it has to start from somewhere.

Ngl, people here now know about cricket way more than they did 20-odd years ago. I remember when I was in high school, you would ask the average American, do you know what cricket is and they would reply with either Cricket the carrier or the bug lol.

ICC needs to fund cricket at the grassroots level. MLC is a good start but, need to start providing funds at the school level, so middle/high school students can play against each other. That is basically how soccer started gaining momentum.
 
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