Eyeing LA Olympics, ICC could award 2024 T20 World Cup to USA
According to a report in Sydney Morning Herald, a ''decision on venues for ICC events in the next cycle was imminent, and that an outward, global focus would mean they were more widely distributed than in the recent past.'' If all goes as per the plans, it would be the first global tournament not hosted by either India, England, or Australia since the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
The ICC has been for a long time looking to give emerging countries the hosting rights for the mega-events.
The 2024 T20 World Cup is expected to have 20 teams and 55 matches as compared to the 2021 and 2022 editions which have seen 16 teams playing 45 matches.
Between 2024 and 2031, the ICC is set to host several global tournaments, which will begin with the 2024 T20 World Cup. ''In addition to marking a significant move away from those years, the choice of the US to help host the 2024 tournament would also serve as a launchpad for cricket's long-awaited inclusion in the Olympic Games, starting with LA in 2028 and following up with Brisbane in 2032,'' said the report in the Australian daily.
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