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When will ICC T20 World Cup 2024 start?

Cricket fans around the world are eagerly waiting for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, which is scheduled to take place from June 4 to June 30. This prestigious tournament will be jointly hosted by the West Indies and America, promising an exciting and action-packed cricketing event.

According to recent reports, the ICC has shortlisted ten venues in both countries to host the games. The selected cities in America include Florida, Dallas, New York, and Morrisville. It is worth noting that Morrisville, Dallas, and New York are yet to attain international cricket venue status, which is a requirement as per ICC regulations. However, the ICC is working closely with the cricket boards of the US and West Indies to finalize the venues for the tournament.

One of the significant changes in the upcoming T20 World Cup is the format. In 2024, a total of 20 teams will participate, and the tournament will kick off with the first round, where the teams will be divided into four groups, each containing five teams. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the Super 8 round. The Super 8 stage will consist of two groups, and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

“The 2024 T20 World Cup is the first of the eight men’s global events in the ICC’s next commercial cycle from 2024-31, which was finalized in 2021,” stated ESPNcricinfo, the renowned cricket website. The decision to include the USA as a co-host was strategic, with two primary objectives in mind.

Firstly, the North American market has been identified as having great potential for the growth of cricket. By co-hosting the World Cup with the USA, the ICC aims to tap into this market and boost the popularity of the sport in the region. Secondly, the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games (LA28) is a significant aspiration for the ICC. Being part of the Olympics would provide cricket with a massive global platform and bring it to the attention of millions of new fans.

Cricket enthusiasts and players alike are excited about the opportunities this World Cup presents. It not only showcases the skills of established cricketing nations but also provides a chance for emerging cricketing countries to prove their mettle on the international stage. The tournament promises to be a celebration of the game, uniting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures through their love for cricket.

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As the event draws closer, cricket boards, players, and fans will eagerly await the announcement of the final venues and fixtures. The anticipation and excitement surrounding the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 are building up, and it is sure to be a thrilling and memorable cricketing extravaganza. So mark your calendars for June 4, 2024, and get ready to witness top-notch cricketing action in the beautiful and vibrant settings of the West Indies and America!

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