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New York to host India’s sole T20 WC warm-up match against Bangladesh on June 1: Report | Cricket News – Times of India



NEW DELHI: According to a report, before playing their opening match of the 2024 T20 World Cup against Ireland on June 5, India are likely to face Bangladesh in their sole warm-up fixture in New York on June 1.
The Men in Blue are scheduled to play three of their four group stage matches in New York, including the highly anticipated clash against Pakistan on June 9.
According to an ESPNcricinfo report, the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, the first modular stadium, will host international teams for the first time when two neighboring countries face off in a preparatory clash next month.
In the main event, the venue will play host to eight matches in total including three featuring India. The stadium has a seating capacity of 34,000 and was officially launched by Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt on Wednesday.
South Africa taking on Sri Lanka will be the first T20 World Cup match at the venue.
The venue also features a world-class playing surface, the outfield surrounds four drop-in pitches cultivated with native Tahoma 31 Bermuda grass, nurtured in Florida by Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions and US-based sports turf experts LandTek Group. The pitches recently made the 1000-mile journey to New York, were installed by crane into the venue, and are being prepared ahead of the event.
Two other venues will also host matches in the United States, with the opening fixture of the T20 World Cup to be played between the USA and Canada on June 1 at Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas. Broward County International Stadium will host its first encounter between Sri Lanka and Nepal on June 11.
The USA are co-hosts for the event with West Indies, with 39 matches to also be played across six Caribbean venues.
The final of the tournament will be held in Barbados on June 29.
(With IANS inputs)

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