ICC, CWI delegates inspect T20 World Cup 2024 venues in USA and Caribbean


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Delegates from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have started a second inspection of the venues in the Caribbean and in the United States ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup. The two-week review of the preparedness of the venues started on November 30 and will conclude on December 15, a CWI statement said. The ICC’s Chief of Operations, Khushiyal Singh, explained the areas that the inspection team has focused on for the fortnight. “Areas that will be assessed include pitch and outfield preparation, training facilities, players’ dressing rooms, broadcast and media facilities, IT and security functions, hotels and guest houses… areas for fan parks and other key components fundamental to the successful conduct of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” said Singh.

Once the inspections and assessments are completed, the ICC will collate its findings and communicate them to the CWI along with the necessary recommendations.

In the ninth edition of the marquee event, 20 teams will be divided into four groups and 55 matches will be played from June 4 to June 30, 2024.

West Indies and USA are co-hosts as the latter is hosting an ICC tournament for the first time.

However, Dominica, one of the designated venues for the tournament, withdrew from hosting the event. Windsor Park Sports Stadium was previously nominated for one group stage match and two Super 8 showpiece matches.

“The implementation timelines submitted by various contractors revealed that it would not be possible to complete these works within the stipulated time frame,” Dominica’s Ministry of Sports said in a press release.

“As a result, a decision was taken not to host any of the matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024,” the release added.

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