Cricket West Indies chief government, Johnny Grave, has hailed the Caribbean’s internet hosting of the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup as a “huge” increase for cricket within the area, and believes the event will present a novel cricket expertise for all stakeholders.
Pointing to the actual fact an Worldwide Cricket Council males’s event has not been staged within the Caribbean since 2010, Grave stated the 2024 showpiece would additional add to the area’s profile, particularly with the Underneath-19 World Cup already set for January subsequent yr.
“We’re very a lot within the ultimate levels of planning the Underneath-19 World Cup that may come to the Caribbean subsequent yr within the early a part of 2022, from January till the early a part of February,” the Englishman stated.
“And to have this information that we’ll internet hosting the boys’s T20 World Cup in 2024 is completely sensible. It’s sensible information for all Caribbean cricket followers and everybody related to cricket within the West Indies.
“Not since 2010 have we hosted a males’s occasion within the Caribbean and it’ll subsequently be 14 years with out one, so it’s huge information for West Indies cricket.”
He continued: “We’re completely delighted and I’m certain everybody within the Caribbean will probably be wanting ahead to internet hosting that T20 World Cup in 2024.”
The ICC on Tuesday introduced West Indies, in partnership with USA Cricket, can be joint-hosts for the showpiece. They had been two of 14 nations introduced to host eight tournaments between 2024 and 2031.
West Indies efficiently delivered the 50-over World Cup in 2007 – the first-ever ICC event to be staged within the area – and adopted up by efficiently internet hosting the boys’s and ladies’s T20 World Cup in 2010 and the ladies’s T20 World Cup in 2018.
Grave stated the partnership with USA Cricket would guarantee “unparalleled fan experiences”, because of the mixture of Caribbean and American tradition.
“We’re extraordinarily delighted to have been chosen by the ICC to host the Males’s T20 World Cup in 2024, in partnership with our buddies at USA Cricket,” Grave stated.
“We’re creating a extremely necessary strategic partnership with USA Cricket and we firmly consider that that is the fitting time to stage a marquee ICC occasion within the Americas.
“We’re assured that we are able to mix the distinctive Caribbean matchday expertise with the easiest in American sporting leisure and infrastructure, creating unparalleled fan experiences for these out and in of the venues, together with inspirational and effectively attended Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Fan Zones and a Trophy Tour that evokes one million faculty children throughout the Americas area.
“This can be a large problem but in addition a unbelievable alternative to develop the sport on this area and I’m assured that we are able to ship a superb showpiece occasion for world cricket.”