Last Update on: September 22nd, 2023 at 08:09 pm
On Friday, September 22, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the venues for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which is set to be held in the Caribbean and USA.
Seven venues in the Caribbean including Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and St Vincent & The Grenadines have been picked that will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 matches from 4 to 20 June.
Also, three venues in the USA, including Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida, and Nassau County in New York have been confirmed for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which will see a total of 20 teams fight for the championship. 15 of the 20 teams have been confirmed while the remaining spots will be filled following the qualifiers in the Americas, Asia, and Africa.
In an official statement issued by the ICC, 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.”
I’d like to thank Cricket West Indies and the seven host governments – Geoff Allardice on the Caribbean hosting ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024
Allardice further highlighted that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will be the third ICC senior men’s event hosted by the West Indies and thanked the CWI for their support.
“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.”
CEO of Cricket West Indies Johnny Graves was extremely delighted to host the biggest T20 World Cup in history and said that they are looking forward to delivering a world-class event. He said:
“This is an exciting moment as we announce the Caribbean venues approved to host the largest ICC 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 West Indies for their overwhelming responses and enthusiasm for hosting what will be the most significant sporting event held in the West Indies for a generation. The seven host countries have all committed to upgrading their international cricket venues and practice facilities, continuing to support and preserve the proud legacy of West Indies cricket.
“We are confident that together we will deliver a world-class event tournaments 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.”