Fri, 08 Dec 2023

Dubai [UAE], September 22 (ANI): The 2024 edition of ICC Men's T20 World Cup to be hosted by West Indies and USA will kickstart on June 4 and conclude on June 30, announced the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday.

It will be hosted across seven Caribbean venues - Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines; and Trinidad and Tobago., along with three venues in the USA- Dallas, Florida and New York.

"The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed the seven venues in the Caribbean that will host the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 from 4 to 30 June. AntiguaBarbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and TrinidadTobago, will host games along with three venues in the USA- Dallas, Florida and New York," said a statement from the governing body of the sport worldwide. ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: "We are 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 are all popular venues with players and fans alike that will provide a wonderful backdrop to the event.""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 would like to thank Cricket West Indies and the seven host governments for their continued commitment and support of our sport."Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said: "This is an exciting moment as we announce the venues approved to host the largest ICC Men's 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 Caribbean for their overwhelming responses and enthusiasm for hosting what will be the most significant sporting event held in our region for a generation."Grave added: "We are confident that together we will deliver a world-class tournament 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." (ANI)

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