CWI: Match allocations still subject to ICC approval

Cricket West Indies President, Dr. Kishore Shallow.
Cricket West Indies President, Dr. Kishore Shallow.
Cricket West Indies, file

Cricket West Indies made recommendations to the ICC about the match allocations for the 2024 ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean and United States, but the proposal still needs to be ratified by the directors of the sport’s world organising body.

CWI Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave sought to clarify the bidding process for the global showpiece after the seven host territories were revealed, and media reports indicated that Kensington Oval in Barbados was set to host the final.

CWI President Dr. Kishore Shallow refuted the claim that Kensington Oval will host the final, though Barbados Cricket Association President Conde Riley suggested he had documents stating that the island’s bid for the final and a series of other matches had been successful.

“Following a robust selection process of our seven host venues, CWI-appointed Venues Selection Committee, chaired by President Dr. Kishore Shallow, has made recommendations to the ICC on allocations of matches for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” he said in a media release.

“These recommendations are subject to venues confirming commitment to all required obligations and ICC approval.”

He added, “We are delighted by the enthusiasm and interest expressed by our host governments and cricket boards and appreciate the hard work and commitment shown as we look to deliver a spectacular Men’s T20 World Cup next year.

“We will now work with the ICC, our hosts, and ICC members to finalize the match schedule in the coming weeks.”

The allocation of matches is to be considered and approved when the ICC holds its next meeting of directors in November.

The ICC announced that seven Caribbean countries, as well as three cities in the United States will host matches in the Men’s T20 World Cup.