In an attempt to push cricket in the states, a few sources confirm ICC’s strategy to play all or most of India’s games in ICC T20 WC 2024 in USA alone to attract local audience before the 2028 Olympics. Back in October, the International Olympic Association(IOA) has announced that Cricket will be part of Olympics 2028 which will be held in Los Angeles, California. Pakistan will also play their games in USA along with India.
ICC T20 WC 2024: How West Indies react to ICC’s proposal?
West Indies and USA are jointly hosting the ICC T20 WC 2024. The schedule will come out sooner. It will be interesting to see how West Indies react to this proposal being a full time member of ICC. It is an undeniable fact that every cricketing nation shows interest to play India to generate revenue with the Indian crowd filling the stadiums and creating profits to the local businesses.
Simultaneously on the other side, it will also fetch a pathway to expand Cricket in America, where the Sports Industry generate a huge revenue amongst all nations.
ICC T20 WC 2024: USA Venues
Three venues, New York, Dallas and Miami have been selected in USA for the marquee event. The Indian and Pakistani immigrants are in large numbers in these places. The USA Cricket Association is based in Miami and it already saw few International and CPL games. India also played few games against West Indies here. A temporary stadium will be constructed in New York. Dallas has it’s own dedicated stadium which hosted Major League Cricket(MLC) games.
Cricket is gaining popularity in USA with MLC making its mark earlier this year. With India and Pakistan playing, the games will attract the South Asian immigrants and it will serve as a statement to also fascinate the native citizens of USA.
ICC T20 WC 2024: India likely to clash against arch rivals in New York
The tournament’s marquee clash India vs Pakistan is reported to be played in New York. Last time when the two neighbors clashed in T20 WC at MCG in 2022, Virat Kohli played an innings of a life time which also included the Shot of the Century against Haris Rauf at 18.5. This time the excitement will be double as the previous one.
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