We haven’t had any discussions with the ICC about this. We are working hard to prepare the necessary infrastructure for the T20 World Cup, which is a year away, the USA Cricket administrator told PTI.
Concerns about temporary venues, etc. are natural because the US does not regularly host cricket competitions, but we have the Major Cricket League coming up and a successful T20 tournament will allay many concerns, the official added.
The inaugural Major League Cricket T20 tournament will begin July 13 and end July 30. Six teams will participate in the tournament and matches will be played at Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas.
Moreover, several top cricket stars such as Jason Roy of England, Adam Zampa of Australia, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis and Moises Henriques have signed to play in the MLC T20.
We are ready to host the MLC T20 and some of the top cricketers from around the world are taking part in the tournament, which will go a long way to confirm our reputation as a major competition organizer.
We also have experience of hosting high-level cricket tournaments in Lauderhill, Florida, involving India and the West Indies, and now we know what to expect when the best teams compete, in terms of infrastructure and other facilities, added the administrator. In fact, the ICC has also rejected the possibility of moving the T20 World Cup venue from the West Indies to the United States.
No ICC forum has discussed moving the 2024 T20 World Cup from the West Indies to the United States, an ICC board member told PTI in response to recent reports.
It (the tournament) will continue and an announcement on the venue will be made soon, the official said.The Indian cricket team played several international matches at Central Broward Park in Lauderhill, Florida, against the West Indies.
Oakland, Florida and Los Angeles are some of the cities that have been vetted by the ICC inspection team as potential venues. The ICC’s highest-grossing match, India vs. Pakistan, is expected to most likely take place in the U.S. rather than the West Indies, given the crowd support for both teams.