The United States of America (USA) and the West Indies will host the 2024 session of the T20 World Cup. For a country like the United States, where cricket is not yet a famous sport, this event could be an example shift in the game necessarily in one of the world’s superpowers.
US cricket team co-captain Aaron Jones has stated his thoughts on how co-hosting the T20 World Cup would transform the perception of the game in the States. The 27-year-old believes it will impart a lot of experience about the game to the local audience.
— USA Cricket (@usacricket) November 15, 2021
Speaking to a press conference in an exclusive chat, here’s what Aaron Jones had to say about the USA co-hosting the showpiece event in 2024:
“I definitely think hosting the T20 World Cup will bring a lot of attention to cricket in USA. I feel a lot of people in the USA don’t really have much knowledge about cricket. But the World Cup, biggest stage in cricket, will definitely bring a lot of knowledge of the game. Even if they don’t show a lot of interest in the beginning, they are gonna watch it for sure.”
"USA Cricket welcomes the ICC Board decision today to award automatic qualification to the co-hosts of #T20WorldCup 2024, with USA & @WindiesCricket guaranteed places in the expanded event that will see 20 teams participating in it for the first time."https://t.co/2y8kc4k7ty
— USA Cricket (@usacricket) April 10, 2022
Grassroot cricket will develop soon: USA skipper Monank Patel.
Skipper Monank Patel also mentions how the T20 World Cup in 2024 would be a catalyst in growing the game in the United States. He also distributed how local schools are trying to teach age-group cricket, saying:
“I think the grassroots in the US will develop really soon. If I talk schooling wise, they are basically trying to get cricket in the primary or secondary level. So I feel cricket is going to grow and people are going to take interest very soon.”
IF THEY KEEP THEIR FAST FORM DELIVERY IN THE QUALIFIERS, the US cricket team could even qualify for the 2022 T20 World Cup.
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