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Cricket extravaganza in US: Anticipation builds for the 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup

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As everyone waits in anticipation to the start of the tournament in just a month , the 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup will capture the world’s attention with its significant new features and additions in cricket’s history. The extravaganza, which starts from the first of June onwards, will have Canada and the U.S. compete in the opening match, which will take place in Dallas, Texas. The game also is historical because both nations are playing in their maiden innings in Men’s T20 World Cup and doubly so because the USA is co-hosting its first ever International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament.

The U.S. is ready

Arrangements are in full swing, especially in U.S., where a 34,000-seat stadium on the Long Island, is almost complete. This and other venues will host many games with anticipation mounting as 10 cricket pitches, specially prepared in Florida, were delivered to the Nassau County Cricket Stadium.

So are the others

Continuing with its preparations, the teams are also gathering momentum. India, Australia, South Africa, and England, which are all top cricket countries, have revealed their teams. Also, the current champions who are England have announced the squad. There are already fans all over the globe who are buying tickets frantically, such that those that made it to the sale on February 5th and of which the tickets were sold out in just a matter of minutes. Nonetheless, ticket booths for several matches are kept open, featuring the United States and other teams as well.

And while there is the official website selling tickets, it is also being sold through third-party sites the StubHub and SeatGeek. The ICC is also providing a range of hospitality and premium packages, along with ticket-inclusive travel packages, to accommodate the influx of international fans expected to attend.

The Carnival begins

There are a total of 55 matches allotted to nine U.S. and Caribbean host cities. The marquee clash of Ind vs Pak will be in New York City on 9th June. The semifinals will be played in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana while the final will take place on 29th June in Barabados. Adding to the glamour of the tournament, legendary figures like West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle, and U.S. cricketer Ali Khan have been involved in promotional activities. Furthermore, global icons Usain Bolt and Yuvraj Singh have been named ambassadors, underscoring the global appeal and significance of the event.

As the World Cup approaches, Tournament Director Fawwaz Baksh assures that the 2024 edition will not only focus on high-quality cricket but will also provide a carnival-like atmosphere, promising a memorable experience for fans and players alike.

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