Cricket West Indies (CWI) and USA Cricket join today to celebrate the selection of the two organizations as the winners of a joint-bid to host the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024. The global governing body confirmed the details on Tuesday, with the historic announcement a hugely transformational one for the sport in the Americas region who will act as co-hosts of the ninth edition of the event.
This will be the fourth occasion the West Indies will be hosting a World Cup event on behalf of the ICC, and the first time ever that a major ICC event comes to the United States. The 2024 edition will be the first T20 World Cup to feature 20 teams. With an expansion of ICC global events announced earlier in the year, the 20 nations will compete in 4 groups in a 55 match tournament to be played over 25 days starting in June 2024.
The joint bid is part of a strategic partnership between CWI and USA Cricket which aims to unlock the potential of the USA and fast track the growth of the sport; to inspire the next generation of young West Indians and ignite the cricketing passion in the Caribbean; and to combine these two forces for the benefit of world cricket.