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In a historic moment for cricket enthusiasts worldwide, the United States is set to co-host its inaugural International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket tournament. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will mark the first time the U.S. has hosted such an event, sharing hosting duties with the West Indies. This momentous occasion underscores the growing popularity and reach of cricket across the globe.

The announcement was made through a news release by the International Cricket Council, revealing that a total of 55 matches will be played across various stadiums in the U.S., including Texas, New York, and Florida, from June 1st to June 29th. This prestigious tournament will feature top cricketing nations competing for glory on American soil.

One of the most highly anticipated matches of the tournament will be the showdown between arch-rivals Pakistan and India,

The tournament will kick off with an exciting clash between Canada and the U.S. on June 1st in Dallas, setting the stage for an action-packed month of cricketing excellence. The grand finale is scheduled to take place on June 29th in Barbados, promising a thrilling conclusion to this historic event. Semi-final matches will be held in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, adding to the excitement and anticipation surrounding the tournament.

One of the most highly anticipated matches of the tournament will be the showdown between arch-rivals Pakistan and India, set to take place in New York City on June 9th. This clash of titans is expected to draw massive crowds and captivate audiences around the world, showcasing the intense rivalry and passion for cricket in the subcontinent.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will also feature several first-time appearances, with Canada, the U.S., and Uganda making their debut in this prestigious tournament. This signifies the growing global appeal of cricket and the increasing participation of emerging cricketing nations on the world stage.

Defending champions England will enter the tournament with high expectations, aiming to retain their title after their victorious campaign in the 2022 T20 World Cup. However, they will face stiff competition from a lineup of formidable opponents representing cricketing powerhouses from around the world.

With matches scheduled at iconic stadiums across the U.S. and the West Indies, including Central Broward Park in Florida and Kensington Oval in Barbados, cricket fans can expect a festival of cricketing excellence and unforgettable moments on the field.

Defending champions England will enter the tournament with high expectations, aiming to retain their title after their victorious campaign in the 2022 T20 World Cup

As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, the stage is set for a historic tournament that will showcase the best of cricketing talent and celebrate the sport’s global appeal. Stay tuned for updates and highlights from this groundbreaking event, as cricket takes center stage in the United States for the first time in history.

Schedule:

June 1: U.S. vs. Canada, Dallas

June 2: West Indies vs. Papua New Guinea, Guyana

June 2: Namibia vs. Oman, Barbados

June 3: Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, New York

June 3: Afghanistan vs. Uganda, Guyana

June 4: England vs. Scotland, Barbados

June 4: Netherlands vs. Nepal

June 5: India vs. Ireland, New York

June 5: Papua New Guinea vs. Uganda, Guyana

June 5: Australia vs. Oman, Barbados

June 6: U.S. vs. Pakistan, Dallas

June 6: Namibia vs. Scotland, Barbados

June 7: Canada vs. Ireland, New York

June 7: New Zealand vs. Afghanistan, Guyana

June 7: Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh, Dallas

June 8: Netherlands vs. South Africa, New York

June 8: Australia vs. England, Barbados

June 8: West Indies vs. Uganda, Guyana

June 9: India vs. Pakistan, New York

June 9: Oman vs. Scotland, Antigua & Barbuda

June 10: South Africa vs. Bangladesh, New York

June 11: Pakistan vs. Canada, New York

June 11: Sri Lanka vs. Nepal, Lauderhill

June 11: Australia vs. Namibia, Antigua & Barbuda

June 12: U.S. vs India, New York

June 12: West Indies vs. New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago

June 13: England vs. Oman, Antigua & Barbuda

June 13: Bangladesh vs. Netherlands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

June 13: Afghanistan vs. Papua New Guinea, Trinidad & Tobago

June 14: U.S. vs Ireland, Lauderhill

June 14: South Africa vs. Nepal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

June 14: New Zealand vs. Uganda, Trinidad & Tobago

June 15: Australia vs. Scotland, Saint Lucia

June 15: India vs. Canada, Lauderhill

June 15: Namibia vs. England, Antigua

June 16: Pakistan vs. Ireland, Lauderhill

June 16: Bangladesh vs. Nepal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

June 16: Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands, Saint Lucia

June 17: New Zealand vs. Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago

June 17: West Indies vs. Afghanistan, Saint Lucia

June 19: Qualifier, Antigua and Barbuda

June 19: Qualifier, Saint Lucia

June 20: Qualifier, Barbados

June 20: Qualifier, Antigua & Barbuda

June 21: Qualifier, Saint Lucia

June 21: Qualifier, Barbados

June 22: Qualifier, Antigua & Barbuda

June 22: Qualifier, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

June 23: Qualifier, Barbados

June 23: Qualifier, Antigua & Barbuda

June 24: Qualifier, Saint Lucia

June 24: Qualifier, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

June 26: Semi-final 1, Trinidad and Tobago

June 27: Semi-final 2, Guyana

June 29: Final, Barbados

 

Stadiums in the United States:

Central Broward Park – Lauderhill, Florida, USA

Eisenhower Park – Nassau County, Long Island, New York, USA

Grand Prairie Stadium – Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Matches will take place in the following stadiums in West Indies:

 

Kensington Oval – Bridgetown, Barbados

Daren Sammy Cricket Ground – Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Arnos Vale Stadium – Kingstown, Saint Vincent

Brian Lara Cricket Academy – San Fernando, Trinidad

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium – North Sound, Antigua

Guyana National Stadium – Providence, Guyana

Teams:

Group A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, USA, Canada

Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman

Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New Guinea

Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal

 

Waseem Shahzad Qadri
Waseem Shahzad Qadrihttp://wasimqadriblog.wordpress.com/
Islamabad based Senior Journalist, TV Show Host, Media Trainer, can be follow on twitter @jaranwaliya

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