Two-time champions West Indies will collaborate with the USA to host the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup, affording the area its fifth Worldwide Cricket Council event in its historical past.
Cricket West Indies and USA Cricket launched a joint bid for the event, the ninth version of the glamorous showpiece and the primary to characteristic 20 groups competing in 4 teams, and proved profitable in convincing cricket’s world governing physique.
“The success of this joint bid by CWI and USA Cricket will probably be an enormous enhance for our cricket,” CWI president Ricky Skerrit stated.
“It affords a significant strategic alternative to advertise and develop cricket and associated industrial exercise, in North America and the Caribbean. I take this chance to thank all these at ICC, USA Cricket and CWI who helped to make this 2024 venue choice resolution attainable.”
West Indies hosted its first-ever ICC event in 2007 with the staging of the 50-over World Cup and adopted up by placing on the boys’s and ladies’s T20 World Cup in 2010.
In 2018, the area welcomed the ladies’s T20 World Cup and can also be scheduled to stage its first-ever Underneath-19 World Cup subsequent January.
Skerritt stated the partnership on this event with USA Cricket was a strategic one which augured properly for the profitable execution of the event.
“It means merely that the Caribbean has been handed one other alternative, in 2024, to host a premier world cricket occasion,” he defined.
“And this time it is going to be in partnership with our neighbors to the north, USA Cricket, led by my colleague Paraag Marathe.
“We all know that our strategic partnership has helped ICC to just accept our bid, and we should quickly get to work to make this thrilling ICC resolution a really profitable one for all involved.”
CWI and USA Cricket are two of 14 governing our bodies – 11 Full Members and three Affiliate Members – which had been chosen to stage eight ICC world tournaments between 2024 and 2031.
USA Cricket is one among two Affiliate Members together with African nation Namibia which is able to host an ICC event for the primary time and ICC chairman Greg Barclay stated this was a sign of the worldwide growth of the game.
“To have 14 Members internet hosting eight occasions is a mirrored image of the actually world nature of our sport and I’d prefer to thank each Member that submitted a bid and supply our congratulations to the profitable bidders,” he stated.
“It’s incredible to be returning to so many earlier hosts, however what is actually thrilling about this course of is the international locations who will stage ICC occasions for the primary time together with the USA which is a strategic progress marketplace for us.
“This provides us the chance to deepen our reference to followers in conventional cricket nations and in addition attain new followers world wide.”
West Indies boast a wealthy custom in ICC competitions, profitable the primary two 50-over World Cups staged in 1975 and 1979, capturing the 2004 Champions Trophy and T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016.