ICC reveals venue to host matches in New York – Carib Vibe Radio

ICC reveals venue to host matches in New York

Organizers divulged an ambitious plan to construct a 34,000-seat stadium in the state of New York to stage eight matches in this year’s ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup tournament.

The sport’s governing body said the project started recently in Eisenhower Park, Nassau County, 30 miles east of Manhattan and is scheduled to be completed within three months and will accommodate  premium and general admission seating, as well as VIP and hospitality suites, including a party deck and cabanas, to host the biggest cricket carnival spectacle ever.

“We are excited to be unveiling the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024,” ICC Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Allardice stated in a news release.

“It is an incredibly important milestone in the lead up to the biggest ICC event ever, with work commencing on the stadium, which will be able to accommodate 34,000 cricket fans.

“We are partnering with world-class suppliers to deliver the modular stadium to ensure that players and fans can enjoy an unforgettable experience across the eight matches in New York in June this year,” he said.

The stadium has been designed by Populous, a world-class sports and entertainment venue architecture firm. Populous has designed some of the world’s most iconic stadiums, such as Yankee Stadium in New York and the Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, India.

The tournament will be co-hosted by the Caribbean and the United States from June 1 to 29, and includes 20 international teams playing 55 matches across nine host venues.

It is the first time the United States will host matches at a T20 World Cup, with 16 first round matches being played between the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas Texas, and the Broward County Regional Stadium in Florida.

The Caribbean will be staging matches at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, Kensington Oval in Barbados, National Cricket Stadium in Guyana, Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St. Vincent, and the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.

Cricket West Indies is the official host of the event.

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