Concerns are developing over the United States’ inadequate infrastructure ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup, casting doubt on the country’s readiness to host the huge tournament.
As a co-host with the West Indies, the United States has significant challenges in putting in place the necessary cricket facilities within the 12-month time frame.
According to media sources, the International Cricket Council (ICC) may recommend that the marquee tournament be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The idea calls for a swap between England, the West Indies, and the United States, with England hosting the tournament and the United States hosting in 2030.
According to a reliable source familiar with the issue, the present infrastructural condition in the United States is far from promising, making it impossible to prepare the venues on time.
The reigning champions, England, on the other hand, have already been given the 2030 World Cup and have the capacity to host the event in June-July.
A former cricket official has raised worry about the lack of existing venues and the difficulties involved in establishing improvised facilities that may not match ICC standards.
Aside from technical challenges, USA Cricket has faced administrative issues like leadership changes and the continuing hunt for a Chief Executive Officer.