Dallas, Florida and New York to host T20 WC matches next year

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday that Dallas, Florida, and New York will serve as the host cities for matches in the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by the United States and West Indies. This edition of the World Cup will be the largest ever, featuring 20 teams.
As part of the preparations for the tournament, a new modular stadium with a capacity of 34,000 seats will be constructed in Eisenhower Park, New York, as confirmed by the ICC.
In addition to the new stadium in New York, the existing venues in Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Broward County, Florida, will undergo expansions.
These expansions are aimed at tapping into what could be a significant market for the sport, further enhancing the T20 World Cup experience for cricket enthusiasts.
“The USA is a strategically important market and these venues give us an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the world’s biggest sport market,” ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said.
“We explored a number of potential venue options in the country, and we were hugely encouraged by the enthusiasm the event generated among prospective hosts…”
The launch of the Major League Cricket (MLC) earlier this year fuelled hopes that the game would break new ground in the US.
Cricket is also in the reckoning to return to Olympics at the 2028 Los Angeles Games.
(With Reuters Inputs)

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