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ICC Thrilled As Cricket’s Latest Stadium Unveiled In New York – WE News

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NEW YORK: The inauguration of the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, situated near New York, marked a significant milestone as the sport’s global governing body eagerly anticipates expanding its reach through the nearing cricket T20 World Cup in June.

Boasting a capacity of 34,000, the stadium incorporates infrastructure reminiscent of the Las Vegas Formula 1 circuit and features drop-in pitches crafted in Florida. Among its lineup of eight World Cup matches, the highly awaited India-Pakistan clash on June 9 takes center stage.

This premier 20-over tournament, jointly hosted by the West Indies and the United States, kicks off on June 1, with New York, Florida, and Dallas serving as key venues. The International Cricket Council (ICC) expresses satisfaction with the attention surrounding the India-Pakistan encounter and views the Nassau project as pivotal in advancing the sport’s presence in the US.

Chris Tetley, the ICC’s head of events, underscores the immense interest generated by the fixture, both domestically and internationally, underscoring unprecedented media coverage for an ICC event. Tetley voices enthusiasm about bringing T20 World Cup cricket to the US, recognizing the eagerly awaiting audience.

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