ICC T20 World Cup: It is known that India toured West Indies and America in August last year. During this time, Team India played 5 T20s and three ODI series.
T20 World Cup 2024: The ICC is looking to organize at least one India-Pakistan match in each of its tournaments. The route has been cleared for these two long-time rivals to meet in the 2024 T20 World Cup as well. The World Cup will be jointly hosted by West Indies and America. Atul Roy, president of the American Cricket Board, announced that the India-Pakistan match will be held in America and not in the West Indies.
In an interview, Roy said that the India-West Indies match in Florida got a great response from the local fans. All the tickets for the match are sold out. That is why we think that if the India-Pakistan World Cup match is also held here, it will get tremendous support from the fans.
It is known that India toured West Indies and America in August last year. During this time, Team India played 5 T20s and three ODI series. India won the last T20 in Florida by 88 runs. With this, Team India won the T20 series 4-1.
Why India-Pak match in America?
The ICC Tournament Committee visited different cities in America twice. This match was hosted by America in the 2024 T20 World Cup. Because it seems that the population of India vs. Pakistan is more there.
Another reason behind this is that ICC is trying to popularize cricket in America as well. Now popular sports like baseball, basketball, football are the popular sports that entertain the people there.
Why is there an India-Pakistan match in every World Cup? There has been no bilateral series between the two teams in the last ten years. ICC will take advantage of this. A match will be arranged between these two teams in every tournament. Usually this match takes place in the first stage of the tournament. It gives hype to the tournament. In such a situation ICC, the host nation earns huge money from tickets, sponsors etc. It is noteworthy that one-third of the total World Cup viewership comes from this match.
Earlier competition in ODI World Cup..
The next T20 World Cup will be held in 2024. The ODI World Cup will be held in India at the beginning of this year. In this too, competition between India and Pakistan is expected. But at this time there was an argument between the boards of both the countries regarding the Asia Cup.
Jaisha, Secretary of the Indian Cricket Board and Chief of the Asian Cricket Council said that the Indian team will not go to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup. That is why the Asia Cup will be moved from Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board opposes this. Former PCB Chairman Rameez Raja has declared that if the Indian team does not come to Pakistan, then the Pakistan team will not go to India to play the World Cup.
As a result, Rameez Raja had to lose the post of chairman. Now Najam Sethi has been appointed as the Chairman of PCB. He said that the government of Pakistan will decide whether to send a team to India for the World Cup or not. He said that the decision of the board will be bound by the government’s decision.