With the T20 World Cup 2024 set to happen between June 4-30, the ICC announces the venue for the IND-PAK clash to be played in the United States.
venue for IND-PAK clash in Men’s T20 World Cup 2024
The T20 World Cup 2024 will be hosted by the West Indies and co-hosted by the United States. The arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be clashing in the tournament for which the ICC has finalized the venue in the United States.
The match will be organized at a 34,000-seat capacity from 30 miles east of New York City, which will be one of the venues for the tournament. This will be erected in the Eisenhower Park which is spread across 930 acres in East Meadow about 30 miles east of Manhattan.
According to the reports from the sources, “The announcement is set to come within months after the substantive talks between ICC and New York City officials fell through for the construction of a similar pop venue in Van Cortlandt Park in the borough of Bronx.”
“The city officials were compelled to drop the plans for the Bronx after some heavy resistance from some of the locals residing around the park and one of the cricket leagues that is based out of the same park. Bronx’s loss was Nassau County’s gain as the ICC proved to be quick on its feet to materialize negotiations with the Nassau County officials, the administrators of the Eisenhower Park.”
“The USA media rights for ICC events are believed to be amongst the top 4 countries in terms of dollar value. The designation of USA as co-hosts for the T20 World Cup was one such affirmative action from the ICC.”
“The Eisenhower Park agreement should alleviate much of ICC’s problems with respect to venues in the US. The ICC awarded about 20 games to the USA, which now looks likely to be distributed among the three facilities. Another MLC venue, the Church Street Park in Morrisville, North Carolina is also believed to be in contention to host a few World Cup games. The facility, however, is devoid of any permanent structure or practice facilities.”
However, India and Pakistan had two meetings in the Asia Cup, one in group stages and one in the super fours. The group stage match was canceled due to bad weather. India beat Pakistan in the Super Fours stage of the continental event with a 228-run difference on reserve day.
India will be facing their rivals again in the stage of World Cup tournament 2023 which is set to play on October 14 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.