USA Cricket denies ICC plans to revoke T20 World Cup 2024 hosting rights. USA and West Indies co-host the 2024 blockbuster T20 event. However, the US lacks cricket infrastructure. USA Cricket currently hopes Major League Cricket (MLC 2023) can persuade the ICC to maintain hosting rights.
“We haven’t discussed this with the ICC. A USA Cricket executive told PTI, “We are doing our best to prepare infrastructure for the T20 World Cup, which is a year away.”
According to News18, the ICC is considering moving the T20 WC from the West Indies and USA to England owing to a lack of cricket grounds and infrastructure. USAC believes it can overcome any difficulty with its own T20 event.
“Concerns about makeshift venues etc are natural because the US does not host cricketing events regularly but we have the Major League Cricket coming up and a successful T20 tournament will ward off a lot of concerns,” the official added.
MLC and its stars aid USAC. BCCI will also help CWI and USAC to retain hosting rights because IPL franchises control several MLC teams.
Jason Roy, Adam Zampa, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, and Moises Henriques are MLC T20 players. The inaugural event starts July 13 and ends July 30. Texas’
Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas is being renovated for cricket. Finals are there. Former baseball stadium.
We can host the MLC T20. The competition features international cricket stars. “That will establish our credentials as a big-ticket event host,” the USAC official stated.
Not moving T20 World Cup 2024.
ICC also denied venue changes. USA will host the October 2024 big event.
“No ICC forum has discussed moving the T20 World Cup 2024 from the West Indies and USA. An ICC official told PTI that it will go and sites will be announced soon.
Oakland, Florida, and LA are under consideration. The ICC Venue inspection team has also visited potential event venues. The huge India-Pakistan encounter is likely to be played in the USA rather than West Indies due to strong audience support for both sides.
India will play two T20s in America while touring West Indies in July.