New York ready to host T20 World Cup

Athlete and cricketing stars visit Nassau Stadium after it was launched for the mega event on May 15.

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Mumtaz Hussain

NEW YORK: All is set for the T20 World Cup Cricket Tournament in New York, the first mega cricketing event to be held in the United States of America.

In this regard, Nassau Stadium near New York was formally opened on Wednesday by athlete Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man.

According to officials, the International Cricket Council will hold Test matches at the stadium before the start of the World Cup on June 1. The World Cup will be played in West Indies and USA.

Eight of the 16 matches in the USA will be played in New York followed by four natches in Dallas and Texas each. The first match at Eisenhower Park, located in Nassau County, will be played on June 3 between South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Soon after its opening, a number of athlete and cricketing stars visited the venue in New York in Wednesday.

The sports stars on the occasion signed a large size bat which will be displayed in the stadium during the matches.

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium was constructed by the ICC in a few months.

The 34,000-seat stadium will also host a high-profile fixture between India and Pakistan on 9 June, the ICC stated.

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