Barbados is set to host the 2024 T20 World Cup final.
Seven Caribbean countries, including Barbados, will host the competition as well as three cities in the United States of America (USA).
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup which takes place from June 4th to June 30th will take place at venues in Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago as well as in the cities of Dallas, Florida and New York City.
It has been revealed by ESPNCricinfo that Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago are being prepared to stage the Super Eights and final. Barbados will provisionally host the final.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said “ We are delighted to announce the seven Caribbean venues that will host the biggest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever staged with 20 teams competing for the trophy. They’re all popular venues with players and fans alike that will provide a wonderful backdrop to the event. This will be the third ICC senior men’s event hosted by the West Indies and the matches will again give cricket fans the unique experience of enjoying cricket in the Caribbean. I’d like to thank Cricket West Indies and the seven host governments for their continued commitment and support of our sport.”
Chief Executive Officer of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Johnny Grave echoed his sentiments saying “This is an exciting moment as we announce our venues approved to host the largest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in history with 20 teams playing in 55 matches in June next year. We are grateful to the host Governments of the Caribbean for their overwhelming responses and enthusiasm for hosting what will be the most significant sporting event held in our region for a generation.”
He concluded by saying “We are confident that together we will deliver a world class tournament showcasing the best this region has to offer with our unique culture and carnival atmosphere that will ensure there is a real celebration of the sport next June.”
The final list of venues in the Caribbean was determined by the ICC in coordination with Cricket West Indies based on the bids from local governments. This May, the CWI sought bids to host the 2024 World Cup, which it advertised as the “Carnival of Cricket.” It was pointed out by Grave at that time that the T20 World Cup would help the local governments in the Caribbean along with CWI and ICC to “unlock new commercial and economic growth opportunities.” (JC)