The USA Cricket released a statement expressing their commitment to hosting the prestigious competition in response to extensive rumors speculating a potential move of the T20 World Cup 2024 from the USA and West Indies. The cricket board mentioned the upcoming Major League Cricket as proof of their ability to provide appropriate facilities in order to calm worries about the lack of competent cricketing infrastructure in the country.
A representative for USA Cricket highlighted that the organization hasn’t talked about changing the T20 World Cup’s venue with the International Cricket Council. They gave the cricketing world assurance that they are actively putting together the required infrastructure for the competition, which is set to take place in June 2024.
“We haven’t had any discussions with the ICC in this regard. We are putting our best foot forward in preparing the necessary infrastructure for the T20 World Cup, which is a year away. 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 successful hosting of the T20 tournament will ward off a lot of concerns,” stated a USA Cricket administrator.
ICC confirms that there are no talks of shifting the ICC T20 World Cup 2024
The Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas will host the first Major League Cricket T20, which will include six teams, starting from July 13 to July 30. Prominent cricketers across the world will take part in the league, including Jason Roy, Adam Zampa, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, and Moises Henriques.
An official of the International Cricket Council acknowledged amid the rumors that there have been no talks on moving the T20 World Cup. The official stated that the planned locations for the competition would be announced soon.
“There has been no discussion on any ICC forum on shifting the T20 World Cup 2024 from the West Indies and the USA. It will go ahead, and an announcement on the venues will be made shortly,”stated an ICC Board member.
The ICC Venue inspection team proposed locations that include Oakland, Florida, and Los Angeles as possible T20 World Cup host cities.