Rishabh Pant excited about World Cup in USA, says cricket is thriving globally and hopes for more exposure in America

Cricket’s Big Leap: T20 World Cup Heads to the USA for First Time, Paving Way for Olympics

The upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA is set to make history as it marks the first time a major cricket tournament will be held on American soil. Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant is excited about the potential of cricket growing in America, stating that it opens up new opportunities for the sport. He believes that the exposure in the USA will be beneficial not only for cricket but also for USA cricket.

The T20 World Cup is also seen as a significant step towards cricket’s return to the Olympics in 2028 in Los Angeles. A total of 16 games will be played across three venues – New York, Dallas, and Lauderhill, with most of the 55 matches scheduled in the Caribbean, including the knock-out rounds.

Pant also commented on the drop-in pitches being used for the tournament, mentioning that he is getting used to the conditions and brighter sun in America. Ten drop-in pitches were prepared in Florida by Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions, led by renowned curator Damian Hough. Hough expressed his excitement about bringing these pitches to New York and credited good weather in Florida and collaboration with partners like LandTek for their successful preparation.

Overall, the T20 World Cup is shaping up to be a groundbreaking event for cricket, with its first time holding on American soil and paving way for cricket’s future return to Olympics.


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