The International Cricket Council (ICC) and England Cricket Board (ECB) have rubbished the reports regarding the relocation of the T20 World Cup 2024 from the West Indies and the United States of America (USA).
The speculations arose when an Indian news outlet reported that both West Indies and the US can be stripped of the hosting rights of the T20 World Cup 2024 citing administrative uncertainty in the USA Cricket (USAC).
The report further suggested that the hosts of the 2024 and 2030 championships might switch places, with England, Ireland, and Scotland hosting the tournament in 2024 and the West Indies/US seven years later. This would give the USAC time to resolve its administrative problems.
As per the latest development, however, spokespersons from both ICC and ECB have denied the aforementioned reports and confirmed that the mega event will be held as per planned.
“There is absolutely no truth to reports that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will be moved from the West Indies and the USA,” said an ECB spokesperson.
As the upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup is going to be the largest-ever congregation for an ICC event, with 20 teams and 55 matches. The ICC confirmed that the preparations for the event are in full swing and venue inspections have been completed.
“Venue inspections have recently been concluded in both host territories, and planning for the event in June 2024 is in full swing,” said the ICC spokesperson.