By qualifying for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, the United States of America has made history. For the first time in cricket history, the USA Cricket Team has qualified for the world’s largest T20I tournament.
The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will be a historic event for the United States of America, as its cricket squad will fight against the top cricketing nations in the world, hoping to make a mark in one of the world’s most popular sports.
It will also be the first time that a major cricketing tournament is held in North America.
According to recent media sources, the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 would feature 20 teams, and it will be the first time that 12 teams will qualify automatically for the world’s largest and most famous T20 competition.
USA Men’s automatic qualification as co-hosts into the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup is a great news for USA cricket.
The USA Cricket Team has been attempting to gain entry into big events, but they haven’t had much luck. The cricket authorities in the United States have been spending considerably in cricket infrastructure, and the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will be an excellent opportunity for them to declare their entrance on the world’s greatest stage.
The automatic qualification could be USA’s first Men’s T20 World Cup berth in history, unless the team secures one of two remaining 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup slots via the Global Qualifiers to be held in Zimbabwe this coming July.
Unmukt Chand vs India?
Former ICC Under-19 World Cup-winning captain Unmukt Chand, who retired from Indian cricket last year and relocated to the United States, may as well play against India, given the United States is poised to host the T20 World Cup in 2024 alongside the West Indies.
Chand left Indian cricket at the age of 28 in August of last year, claiming that things had not been “easy” in recent years and that “opportunities had been denied.”
“Though a part of me is not at peace with the way things have unfolded in the last few years, I still choose to see the silver lining and fondly bid adieu to BCCI and seek better opportunities around the world,” he wrote in a statement on Twitter.
Several major players from around the world have already been donning US colours.
Apart from Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson (New Zealand) and Rusty Theron (South Africa) may also play against their own countries in the tournament in 2024.