India to play only one warm-up game in New York ahead of T20 World Cup: Report | Cricket News

May15,2024



New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Team The United States and West Indies will participate in only one practice game ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup. The decision to move away from the traditional two practice matches has sparked speculation about the reasoning behind the change.
According to a report by Cricbuzz bcci It was determined that a solitary warm-up encounter should be held in New York, where the team would be stationed. despite offers ICC and Cricket West Indies for practice matches in Florida, Indian players, tired from extensive travel and the Indian Premier League schedule, have expressed reluctance to make additional trips.
The importance of India's practice matches is underlined by their high commercial value, which are often televised to capitalize on monetization opportunities. In 2015, the India–Australia practice match in Adelaide was telecast exclusively in India.
Although the ICC is expected to unveil the schedule in the coming days, it is notable that most of the teams, except Pakistan and England, are scheduled to play two practice matches each.
Given the impending World Cup start on June 1, the practice games are likely to be scheduled for May 25-26. The departure of the Indian team to New York, which was planned on May 21 after the IPL league stage, has been adjusted in two batches on May 25 and 26 respectively to accommodate the players participating in the IPL final on May 26.
India's campaign in New York will begin with league matches against Ireland, Pakistan and the United States on June 5, 9 and 12 respectively. The league stage will conclude against Canada on June 15 in Florida, after which the team will travel to the West Indies for the Super Eights stage.



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