Unmukt Chand, an Indian-born cricketer, reacted to the USA team’s direct qualification for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 on Monday. Chand, who relocated to the United States from India in search of greater cricketing chances, posted the news on his social media accounts as well.
“Huge News!!! The ICC has today confirmed automatic qualification for #TeamUSA as co-host of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 alongside West Indies!!” Chand shared this post from USA Cricket official Instagram handle.
USA Team To Debut In Cricket WC, Unmukt Chand reacts
The International Cricket Council (ICC) granted the United States of America’s men’s cricket team the opportunity to play in the T20 World Cup for the first time on Monday. The event will be co-hosted by the United States and the West Indies in 2024, and the USA Men’s National Team will automatically qualify as co-hosts alongside the West Indies.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to offer the United States of America automatic qualification. The ICC also announced the qualification road for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, which will need the USA Women’s National Team to compete in the Women’s Global Qualifier, with two seats available.
It’s worth noting that the T20 World Cup will be the USA’s debut appearance in a World Cup, as well as the first time North America will host such a big cricketing tournament. The Caribbean nation will host approximately two-thirds of the 55 matches, with the remaining one-third likely to be played in the United States.
According to USA Cricket, up to five sites will host World Cup matches, some of which are already ICC-approved for international cricket, some of which are in the works, and some of which will be repurposed expressly for World Cup matches.
Unmukth Chand declared his retirement from Indian domestic cricket in August 2021 to follow his desire of playing international cricket. Despite playing 67 First-Class and 77 T20 matches for the Delhi state side in domestic format, the 2012 U19 World Cup-winning skipper was never selected to represent India in the senior men’s team.
Unmukth Chand led Silicon Valley to a Minor League Cricket title just a few months after migrating to the United States. Against the Golden State Grizzlies, he recorded 59 points on 43 shots. However, after completing his three-year residency period, the outstanding cricketer will be allowed to play for the USA national team.