T20 World Cup 2024: ICC Likely To Strip Cricket USA Of Co-Hosting Rights – Reports

T20 World Cup 2024: ICC Likely To Strip Cricket USA Of Co-Hosting Rights – Reports

According to News18 reports, the US may no longer co-host the 2024 T20 World Cup with the West Indies Cricket Board with ICC removing them from that position. The USA had originally qualified for the tournament as the host nation, which would have been a historic achievement for a partner country.

News18 CricketNext has reported that ICC sources have confirmed that the West Indies will be the sole host of the T20 World Cup 2024.

The reason for this decision is that the USA does not have a properly elected cricket body or a strong first-class structure, thus the country is considered unfit to host the World Cup.

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In the media outlet’s report, a source from ICC spoke on the issue at hand and gave his opinion on the situation.

ICC Insider opens up on hosting rights issue for T20 World Cup 2024

The source expressed surprise at the ICC’s initial decision to award hosting rights to the US. Furthermore, they raised the question as to why the cricket governing bodies of Nepal and various African nations were not considering potential hosts for future tournaments.

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“For jointly organized World Cups, we often engage the Full Member (FM) as the host who is fully responsible for the delivery of the Event. The FM would then have an organizing agreement with the relevant members to ensure the successful organization of World Cup matches in other countries. In this case, Cricket West Indies has been contracted to host the World Cup.”

“What I can’t understand is, why is the ICC so hell-bent on ‘developing’ a sport in a country that is the leading first world nation on the planet and can afford to fend for itself? On top of that, the US does not have an elected body nor does it have a decent first class culture. So what’s the rush to bring the World Cup there? Why can’t the ICC put as much emphasis on the development of cricket in Nepal or any of the African nations that actually follow and play the sport? We must ask the ICC to explain its “love” for the United States,”

According to the report, Ricky Skerritt played a significant role in promoting the US nomination as co-host of the 2024 T20 World Cup. However, he is expected to be replaced by Oman’s Pankaj Khimji on the nominations committee of the T20 World Cup. ICC. Khimji, who is also a member director for Associated Nations at ICC, will take over from Skerritt.

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