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Bridgeport in US to bid for 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup matches with brand new stadium

CCI leaders find Bridgeport to be the ideal location to bring top-level cricket to the northeast United States.

Jul 01, 2022
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Bridgeport in US to bid for 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup matches with brand new stadium

The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 100 km northwest of New York City, is planning the construction of an international standard cricket stadium and associated practice facilities with an eye towards bagging a game or two in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup to be jointly hosted by the US and the Caribbean.

The City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Thursday announced its support for the development of an International Standard Cricket Stadium and Practice Facilities in the city of Bridgeport, capable of hosting International level matches. 

The  stadium proposal was presented by Connecticut Cricket Inc. (CCI), who anticipate the successful completion of the new stadium in time for the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup in the hope of hosting matches at the venue.

CCI leaders find Bridgeport to be the ideal location to bring top-level cricket to the northeast United States.

"Bridgeport has the perfect mix of accessibility, infrastructure and cricket history" said Ravi Nichani, a CCI principal. "The support and interest of the municipal leaders is gratifying, and we look forward to a long relationship between cricke and the City" added Nichani.

Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim has offered strong support of the City of Bridgeport to the future development of the cricket stadium in the city. 

"Bridgeport is impressed with the experience and capabilities of the CCI leadership and their proposed plan and looks forward to working together to achieve this goal of bringing the 2024 World Cup to Bridgeport, as well as establishing Bridgeport as an international cricket location" Ganim added. 

(SAM)

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