Dominica pulls out of hosting ICC T20 World Cup 2024 matches

Written by Rohit Pawar

Dominica will be unable to meet the deadline for completing stadium development and the government stated on Thursday that it will withdraw from hosting their assigned T20 World Cup matches next year. Dominica was one of seven Caribbean countries considered to host the T20 World Cup, and Windsor Park was chosen to host one group match and two Super Eight games. Dominica were recommended as one of the hosts for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in the West Indies and the United States in June 2024.

“Several tangible actions were taken both at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium and at the Benjamin’s Park including the commencement of upgrading and enhancement of the practice and match venues, various assessments and the creation of additional pitches where necessary,” a statement from the Dominica government’s read.”

However, the implementation timelines submitted by the various contractors revealed that it would not be possible to complete these works within the stipulated timeframe before the commencement of the tournament. As a result, a decision was taken not to host any of the matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 as it would not be prudent for the Government of Dominica to commit to hosting these games.

“In light of Dominica’s sterling reputation in hosting international cricket, this decision is considered to be in the best interest of all. The Government of Dominica thanks Cricket West Indies (CWI) for its partnership over the years and looks forward to continued collaboration in the future. The Government of Dominica extends best wishes to the organisers for a successful tournament in June 2024.” The ICC is yet to respond to the development.

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