- The June tournament will be played in the United States for the first time
- A new 34,000-seat stadium will be built for games in Nassau County, New York
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Dallas, Florida and New York will host matches at next year’s Men’s T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council has announced.
The June tournament will be played in the United States for the first time, with the West Indies as co-hosts.
Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida and Nassau County in New York have been named as host locations in the US.
The Nassau County games will take place in a new-build 34,000-seat stadium at Eisenhower Park, while the Grand Prairie and Broward County games will be held in existing venues that will be expanded.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “We are delighted to announce the three US locations that will host part of the biggest ever ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, with 20 teams competing for the trophy.
Dallas, Florida and New York will host matches during the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup next year
The June tournament will be played in the United States for the first time (Photo: A drone show during the mid-innings break of an MLC game at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas)
“The US is a strategically important market and these locations provide us with an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the largest sports market in the world.
“We explored a number of potential venues across the country and were hugely encouraged by the enthusiasm the event generated among potential hosts, reinforcing the growing awareness around cricket’s huge fan base and its power to unite diverse communities. ‘
Nassau County on Long Island was chosen as the New York site for the tournament after a plan, backed by Mayor Eric Adams, to build a temporary 34,000-seat stadium in a Bronx park collapsed.
According to The New York TimesPlans for the ICC to build the stadium have now collapsed after heated opposition from local elected officials and some amateur players.
The news was publicly confirmed by the ICC on Wednesday, marking a defeat for Adams in his bid to boost New York City’s sports economy.
“New York City has submitted a competitive bid that reflects the diversity of our city and the countless immigrant communities who call it home, and we appreciate their support,” Amaris Cockfield, a spokeswoman for Mr. Adams, said in a statement recommending Nassau County congratulated. .