ICC has given the right to host the USA in 2021. Jeff Allardyce, executive director of the governing body, said the venues were chosen after a lengthy evaluation process.
We are delighted to announce the three venues in the US that will host part of the largest ever ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, where 20 teams will compete for the trophy.
We explored several options for hosting the tournament in this country and were very encouraged by the enthusiasm generated by potential hosts, Allardyce said in an ICC press release.
Allardyce said existing venues in Florida and Dallas will be expanded to accommodate more fans, media and premium hospitality areas using modular stadium solutions.
He said the same technology will be used in the construction of a 34,000-seat modular stadium in Nassau County, N.Y., and he hopes to get the necessary one-timea decision from the local authorities by next month.
We are very excited about the possibility of using modular stadium technology. This technology has already been used at previous ICC events to increase stadium capacity and is widely used in other sports around the world.
In the USA, it will give us the opportunity to increase the size of stadiums in Dallas and Florida and create a stunning stadium in New York, said Allardyce.
A number of other venues in the US, including George Mason University in Washington, D.C., which is the new home of the MLC Washington Freedom team, have also been identified as potential locations for matches and pre-competition training.
The ICC statement also allayed any concerns about hosting the 2024 T20 WC in the US due to doubts about the readiness of the stadiums.