West Indies to host 35 games while USA to get 20 during the 2024 T20 WC

West Indies to host 35 games while USA to get 20 during the 2024 T20 WC

USA and West Indies will jointly host the 2024 T20 World Cup.

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West Indies. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

It was only yesterday that ICC announced the venue nations for major upcoming fixtures including, ODI World Cups, T20 World Cups, and Champions Trophies. In the same line of events, Cricket West Indies and USA Cricket have been announced as joint organizers for the 2024 T20 WC. The two boards are happy about the decision and have come up to celebrate their joint successful bid for 2024.

After ICC’s announcement, the two boards came up with a joint statement and added that the historic decision will help transform cricket in America. It has to be noted that the 2024 edition of the T20 WC will be the first one to host 20 teams. With the expansion of global ICC events, 20 nations will fight for the glory in four groups while playing 55 games altogether.

“The joint bid is part of a strategic partnership between CWI and USA Cricket which aims to unlock the potential of the USA and fast track the growth of the sport; to inspire the next generation of young West Indians and ignite the cricketing passion in the Caribbean, and to combine these two forces for the benefit of world cricket,” said two boards in a joint statement as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The 2024 T20 WC will inspire the next generation of cricket players in the US and West Indies

The two boards have also made clear that West Indies will host two-third of games in the 2024 T20 WC which means CWI will organize almost 35 out of the 55 games. The rest 20 games will be played in the US. The listed number of games will be played across 13 venues in West Indies while the US will carry out 20 games on the five venues that have been approved by the ICC. The two boards also added how the event will help in the development of various aspects of the game in the US.

“The mega event will enhance cricket’s prospects of inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. It will inspire the next generation of cricket players and fans across the West Indies and accelerate cricket’s drive towards mainstream status in the USA,” the statement added.