The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced Saint Lucia among the venues to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup matches in 2024.
The Saint Lucia matches will bowl off at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium in Beausejour, Gros Islet.
In addition to Saint Lucia, six other Caribbean countries will host the matches – Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, and St Vincent & The Grenadines.
Grand Prairie in Dallas, Broward County in Florida, and Nassau County in New York will also host the June 4 – 30, 2024 event.
The United States would be a venue for the T20 World Cup for the first time.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice expressed the organisation’s delight over the US participation.
“The USA is a strategically important market and these venues give us an excellent opportunity to make a statement in the world’s biggest sports market,” Allardice stated.
Twenty teams will contest for the big prize in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup, featuring fifty-five matches.
Organisers have confirmed fifteen teams, with the Americas, Asia, and Africa Qualifier set to determine the remaining five spots in the coming months.