ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024: Everything You Need to Know

The T20 World Cup 2024 is here to set the stage for an unforgettable cricketing extravaganza. While India was initially slated to host, the tournament now takes place in iconic cricket venues across the Americas, offering a fresh perspective for fans. So, buckle up as the action unfolds across the picturesque landscapes of the West Indies and the United States, in a historic first for the tournament!

Key Highlights

Dates: June 1 – June 29, 2024
Teams: 20
Matches: 55
Venues: USA and West Indiess

Historical Context

The 2024 edition marks the ninth instalment of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The tournament’s inaugural edition was held in 2007, where India clinched the title under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Since then, West Indies and England have each won the tournament twice, while India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Australia have each claimed the title once.

Venues set for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

The T20 World Cup 2024 promises an unforgettable cricket extravaganza, with matches across the stunning landscapes of the West Indies and the United States! Imagine the electrifying atmosphere as teams battle it out under the Caribbean sun or amidst the American landscape.

Venues at United States:
    • Central Broward Park, Lauderhill, Florida: Experience the unique blend of cricket and American culture at this stadium, home to the Lauderhill Heat.
    • Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas (Texas): Witness the game under the Texan sky at this multi-purpose stadium, ready to host top-level cricket.
    • Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, Long Island (New York): Be part of history at this brand-new stadium, specially constructed for the T20 World Cup.
Venues at West Indies:
    • Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda: Witness the action unfold at this historic venue, named after the legendary West Indian batsman.
    • Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados: Experience the electrifying atmosphere of this renowned cricket ground, known for its passionate Barbadian fans.
    • Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana: Immerse yourself in the excitement at this modern stadium, often hosting major international matches.
    • Darren Sammy Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia: Enjoy the scenic backdrop of the Caribbean Sea as you witness thrilling cricket at this state-of-the-art stadium.
    • Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this stadium, named after one of the country’s cricketing heroes.
    • Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago: Cheer on your favourite team at this impressive stadium, named after the iconic Trinidadian batsman.
Tournament Format:
  • 20 Teams: The tournament will feature a record 20 teams, divided into four groups of five.
  • Group Stage: Each team will play four matches within their group.
  • Super 8: The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super 8 stage, where they will be further divided into two groups of four.
  • Knockouts: The top two teams from each Super 8 group will proceed to the semi-finals, followed by the grand finale on June 29 in Barbados.
Participating Teams:

This year, the tournament features 20 teams, including traditional powerhouses and emerging cricket nations. The line-up includes:

  • Hosts: West Indies and USA
  • Top Teams: England, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia, Netherlands
  • Qualified Teams: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Nepal, Oman, Namibia, Uganda, Papua New Guinea


Unique Aspects:
  • First Time in the USA: This is the first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be held in the USA, aiming to expand cricket’s footprint in North America.
  • Diverse Venues: From the bustling cities of New York and Dallas to the scenic islands of the West Indies, the tournament’s venues offer a unique backdrop for the matches.
  • Stop Clock Rule: The ‘stop clock’ rule will be in effect, requiring the bowling team to start a new over within 60 seconds of the previous over’s end, ensuring matches are completed in a timely manner.
  • Rising Teams: Keep an eye on emerging cricketing nations like the USA, Namibia, and Uganda, who are eager to make their mark on the global stage.
  • Super Over: In case of a tied match, a Super Over will be played to determine the winner.
  • Reserve Day: The first semi-final and final have a reserve day in case of weather disruptions.
T20 World Cup Schedule 2024:
Match Timings in India:

For fans in India, the matches will generally begin at 8:00 PM IST. This includes high-profile clashes such as India vs. Pakistan and the semi-finals, while the final match will start at 7:30 PM IST.

Indian Matches:

Mark your calendars for India’s thrilling matches, including the highly anticipated clash against Pakistan on June 9th.

  • June 5: India vs. Ireland, New York (8:00 PM IST)
  • June 9: India vs. Pakistan, New York (8:00 PM IST)
  • June 12: India vs. USA, New York (8:00 PM IST)
  • June 15: India vs. Canada, Florida (8:00 PM IST)
Warm Up for the Big Stage:

Before the main event kicks off on June 1st, teams will have a chance to fine-tune their skills in a series of warm-up matches. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Dates: The warm-up matches will be played between May 27th and June 1st.
  • Number of Matches: A total of 15 warm-up matches are scheduled.
  • Team Strategies: Teams will use this opportunity to experiment with different combinations and strategies.
  • India’s Single Focus: Team India will have their sole warm-up match against Bangladesh on June 1st at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.
  • Limited Warm-up for Others: Pakistan won’t have any warm-up matches due to their recent T20I series against Ireland and ongoing series against England.
  • One-Match Wonders: Teams like Australia and the West Indies will play just one warm-up match each.
Broadcasting and Live Streaming

Cricket enthusiasts in India can catch all the action live on the Star Sports Network and stream it on Disney+ Hotstar.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is set to be an unforgettable event, bringing together cricket fans from around the world. Stay tuned to Known Secrets Hub for more in-depth coverage, fascinating secrets, and lesser-known details as the tournament unfolds.

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