International Cricket council has confirmed that T20 World Cup 2024 will be played in America and West Indies. According to the rules of ICC, ICC tournament hosting countries get direct qualification in the tournament, means America and West Indies have automatically qualified for the mega event.
In the past recent years, USA cricket has developed more frequently than other cricket playing countries. The reason behind that is USA cricket gives a direct offer to other countries players to play for them and get the USA citizenship. It’s a win-win situation for many deserving players who are unable to make their place in their respective nation team.
Here’s what the International Cricket Council wrote in the press release to confirm the big news:
“In June 2024, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will go somewhere it has never been before, with USA hosting the event alongside the West Indies, which staged the tournament in 2010.”
Here is the list of the some famous international players who shifted to USA to advance their careers. These players can be seen to play for the USA in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.
1) Unmukt Chand (India)
Unmukt Chand, the captain of Team India in the Under-19 World Cup 2012, has retired from the Indian cricket last year due to negligence faced by the domestic cricket and IPL franchises. He is a talented player and Team India won the Under-19 World cup 2012 under his captaincy. But in IPL 2014, Brett Lee’s one bowled on the very first ball of IPL ended his career.
Now, He has shifted to USA and is likely to play for USA in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.
2. Corey Anderson (New Zealand)
New Zealand Allrounder Corey Anderson, Known for his 36 ball century, has taken retirement from the NewZealand Cricket last year. He has played World cup for the New Zealand in the past. Because of his inconsistent performance at the international level for New Zealand, he couldn’t stuck for the long time in the team. Now, He has shifted to USA and might be seen to play in the T20 World Cup 2024 for USA.
3. Sami Aslam (Pakistan)
Former Pakistani opener Sami Aslam has left his country due to lack of oppertunities. Now he is in USA and trying his faith in the USA Cricket. He is also one of the contender who can play for USA in the mega event.
4. Liam Plunkett (England)
Liam Plunkett was the member of Winning England team in the 2019 ODI World Cup. He has variations and also proved himself in the important matches for England as well as in IPL. Now, He also may turn up for USA and might be seen in USA jersey in 2024 T20 World Cup.
5. Juan Theron
Former South African fast bowler Juan Theron has already made his debut for America. It should not be a surprise if he is named in the USA team for that mega event.