- ICC reveals venues for 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup in the USA and the Caribbean.
- Twenty teams set to compete, with 15 already qualified; 5 slots to be decided in regional qualifiers.
- Excitement builds for a diverse and thrilling cricket showdown in 2024.
As the world eagerly anticipates the Men’s ODI World Cup 2023, slated to kick off in India on October 5, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is already setting its sights on the forthcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. This exhilarating tournament is marked on the calendar from June 4 to June 30, 2024, and it boasts a unique co-hosting arrangement with the United States of America (USA) and the Caribbean Islands taking the stage. Notably, this event heralds the USA’s inaugural hosting of a major ICC Tournament, adding a fresh layer of excitement to the cricketing world.
Just recently, the ICC unveiled the trio of venues in the USA that will play host to the T20 World Cup 2024 clashes. Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida, and Nassau County in New York will serve as the epicenters of cricketing action on American soil.
But the unveiling didn’t stop there. The apex cricketing authority has also disclosed the seven Caribbean venues that will be graced by the highly anticipated T20 World Cup 2024. This tournament holds exceptional significance as it marks the third occasion where the West Indies will host a senior men’s ICC tournament. The venues selected in the Caribbean include Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and St Vincent & The Grenadines.
What sets this edition of the T20 World Cup apart is the impressive lineup of 20 competing teams. Fifteen of these teams have already secured their spots, leaving the remaining five slots to be fiercely contested in upcoming qualifiers across the America, Asia, and Africa regions. The United States and the West Indies have received automatic berths as tournament hosts.
In addition to the host nations, the tournament will feature a formidable array of cricketing powerhouses, including Australia, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, who earned their spots based on their top-eight finishes in the 2022 edition. Bangladesh and Afghanistan have also cemented their positions, thanks to their rankings in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Ranking post the previous T20 World Cup.
Completing the ensemble of qualified teams are Ireland, Scotland, and Papua New Guinea, securing their berths through the challenging rounds of qualifiers. With such diversity and competitiveness among the participating teams, the stage is set for a thrilling and exhilarating T20 World Cup in 2024, promising cricket fans across the globe an unforgettable spectacle.