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US vs. Canada 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup First Match Schedule, Lineup, and Location

Players are in position, stage set. The first-ever T20 Cricket World Cup is set to take place in the United States.

The opening game of the competition will take place on Saturday at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas between the United States and Canada, which is also playing T20 international cricket for the first time.

In order to participate in 55 matches for the coveted trophy, 20 countries will travel to the United States and the West Indies for the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup. After defeating Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup final in Melbourne, Australia, England comes into the year as the reigning champions.

The players and viewing instructions for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup opening match are included below.

2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup start time, opening ceremony

An ICC representative told USA TODAY that the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will begin at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas with an opening ceremony that will take place immediately after the toss and ten minutes before the first ball is bowled. The ceremony’s specifics as well as the performers’ schedule, though, are unknown.

The tournament’s opening match is set to start on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m. local time / 9:30 p.m. ET. This implies that the opening ceremony will probably happen at approximately 8:20 p.m. local time / 9:20 p.m. ET.

US vs. Canada: How to watch the US opening Twenty20 Twenty20 match on TV and streamed

The match is set to start on Saturday, June 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. local time, and it will only be shown on WillowTV, according to ICC. WillowTV is accessible through streaming services like Sling and Fubo.

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In addition, supporters can watch the game live on the Cricbuzz website and app across several platforms. will also provide fans with access to scorecards, match highlights, and behind-the-scenes stories. On the ICC website and app, there will be live radio commentary from BBC.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match lasts for how long?

Based on both innings and the intermission, a T20 World Cup match typically lasts three hours and twenty minutes.

Fan parks

Additionally, the tournament’s inaugural game will be broadcast live at the Epic Central in Grand Prairie, Texas, as well as the T20 World Cup Fan Park at the Oculus World Trade Center in New York.

“The parks will see live entertainment including DJs, as well as food and drink outlets, cricket ambassadors and family activities, making it an experience not to be missed for fans across the globe,” the International Cricket Council states of the fan parks.

Team USA for the 2024 T20 World Cup

Under Captain Monank Patel’s direction, the U.S. team consists of:

  • Aaron Jones (Vice Captain)
  • Andries Gous
  • Corey Anderson
  • Ali Khan
  • Harmeet Singh
  • Jessy Singh
  • Milind Kumar
  • Nisarg Patel
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Noshtush Kenjige
  • Saurabh Nethralvakar
  • Shadley Van Schalkwyk
  • Steven Taylor
  • Shayan Jahangir

Reserve players include:

  • Juanoy Drysdale
  • Gajanand Singh
  • Yasir Mohammad

Canada squad for 2024 T20 World Cup

Led by Saad Bin Zafar, Canada’s squad, includes:

  • Aaron Johnson
  • Ravinderpal Singh
  • Navneet Dhaliwal
  • Kaleem Sana
  • Dilon Heyliger
  • Jeremy Gordon
  • Nikhil Dutta
  • Pargat Singh
  • Nicholas Kirton
  • Rayyankhan Pathan
  • Junaid Siddiqui
  • Dilpreet Bajwa
  • Shreyas Movva
  • Rishiv Joshi

Reserve players include:

  • Tajinder Singh
  • Aaditya Varadharajan
  • Ammar Khalid
  • Jatinder Matharu
  • Parveen Kumar