Cricket West Indies Workforce Up with USA to Host 2024 Showpiece


Two-time champions West Indies will collaborate with america to host the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup, affording the area its fifth Worldwide Cricket Council match in its historical past.

Cricket West Indies and USA Cricket launched a joint bid for the match, the ninth version of the glamorous showpiece and the primary to function 20 groups competing in 4 teams, and proved profitable in convincing cricket’s world governing physique.

“The success of this joint bid by CWI and USA Cricket might be an enormous enhance for our cricket,” CWI president Ricky Skerrit mentioned.

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“It provides an important strategic alternative to advertise and develop cricket and associated industrial exercise, in North America and the Caribbean. I take this chance to thank all these at ICC, USA Cricket and CWI who helped to make this 2024 venue choice choice doable.”

West Indies hosted its first-ever ICC match in 2007 with the staging of the 50-over World Cup and adopted up by placing on the lads’s and girls’s T20 World Cup in 2010.

In 2018, the area welcomed the ladies’s T20 World Cup and can also be scheduled to stage its first-ever Below-19 World Cup subsequent January.

Skerritt mentioned the partnership on this event with USA Cricket was a strategic one which augured effectively for the profitable execution of the match.

“It means merely that the Caribbean has been handed one other alternative, in 2024, to host a premier world cricket occasion,” he defined.

“And this time it is going to be in partnership with our neighbors to the north, USA Cricket, led by my colleague Paraag Marathe.

“We all know that our strategic partnership has helped ICC to just accept our bid, and we should quickly get to work to make this thrilling ICC choice a really profitable one for all involved.”

CWI and USA Cricket are two of 14 governing our bodies – 11 Full Members and three Affiliate Members – which have been chosen to stage eight ICC world tournaments between 2024 and 2031.

USA Cricket is one among two Affiliate Members together with African nation Namibia which can host an ICC match for the primary time and ICC chairman Greg Barclay mentioned this was a sign of the worldwide growth of the game.

“To have 14 Members internet hosting eight occasions is a mirrored image of the actually world nature of our sport and I’d wish to thank each Member that submitted a bid and provide our congratulations to the profitable bidders,” he mentioned.

“It’s unbelievable to be returning to so many earlier hosts, however what is de facto thrilling about this course of is the nations who will stage ICC occasions for the primary time together with the USA which is a strategic development marketplace for us.

“This offers us the chance to deepen our reference to followers in conventional cricket nations and likewise attain new followers world wide.”

West Indies boast a wealthy custom in ICC competitions, successful the primary two 50-over World Cups staged in 1975 and 1979, capturing the 2004 Champions Trophy and T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016.

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