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The T20 World Cup pitch is being taken from Australia

This year’s T20 World Cup is going to be held in the West Indies and the United States on June 1. Based on which every team has already started preparation. Not only that, ICC is busy preparing the venues for this year’s event.

In a picture recently published by the ICC, the construction of the Nassau County Stadium in New York is still ongoing. And for this stadium, 10 pitches have been taken from Adelaide, Australia. As a result, those pitches are traveling about 14,000 miles (about 22,530 km) to be part of the World Cup. From Adelaide by ship to Florida, then by road to New York.

This is the first time that a major ICC tournament is going to be held in the United States. Apart from this stadium in New York, there will be two venues in Texas and Florida for the matches of the United States part of the World Cup. There will be 16 matches in all. And 39 matches will be in West Indies.

Among them, the Nassau Stadium in New York is said to be the first ‘temporary’ cricket stadium. In this technology, most parts of the stadium are made temporarily, which can be moved from one place to another. A section of the gallery as used by Formula One at last year’s Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Adelaide Oval Pitch Curator Damian Hough is in charge of making pitches from Adelaide and shipping them to the US. Hough told the BBC: “Our goal is to make a pitch that has pace. Bounce will balance. So that the batters can play the shot. We want to entertain through cricket. But there are challenges there.

The World Cup will begin with the match between the United States and Canada at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on June 1. The first match in New York is on June 3, between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Bangladesh will play against South Africa on June 10 in this field.

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