With the conclusion of the World Cup 2023, the ICC has started the preparations for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.
Inspection of T20 World Cup 2024 venues
The ninth edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is scheduled to be jointly hosted by the USA and West Indies. This is the first time for the ICC event to be hosted in the USA and a record of 20 teams will be divided into four groups with a total of 55 matches to be played across the competition.
With the ODI World Cup completed, ICC has sent delegates to make a second inspection of the venues in the Caribbean and USA as the initial stage of preparation for the ICC event.
The two-week inspection started on November 30 and will be concluded on December 15 which was revealed by the CWI board. Khushiyal Singh, ICC Head of Operations, highlighted the areas to be inspected by the team during the period.
“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.”
“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.”
However, Dominica one of the designated venues for the tournament, withdrew from hosting the event. The Windsor Park Sports was earlier shortlisted for a group stage match and two Super 8 games of the showpiece.
“The implementation timelines submitted by various contractors revealed that it would not be possible to complete these works within the stipulated time frame,” the Dominica sports ministry said in a press release.
“As a result, a decision was taken not to host any of the matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024,” he concluded.