Welcoming the world: West Indies T20 World Cup 2024 venue guide

As co-hosts to the north prepare for a series of firsts, the West Indies opens its arms to the world again as the game’s modern greats write their own chapters in the region’s rich history books.

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Six grounds across the West Indies region stand ready to host a total of 24 group stage fixtures, all 12 second round matches, as well as both semi-finals and the tournament final.

Immerse yourself in the colour and vibrance of the Caribbean venues, as they add more stories to their fabled cricketing history at the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for 2024.

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Guyana National Stadium (Providence), Guyana

A venue built in 2006 ahead of Cricket World Cup 2007, the Providence Stadium located on the east bank of the Demerara River, a few kilometres south of the Guyanese capital, Georgetown.

A grass mound at the cover/backward square-leg boundary is popular for the throng of fans that frequent the venue, with shaded stands around the rest of the ground.

Lasith Malinga’s astonishing feat of taking four wickets in four consecutive deliveries was achieved at the venue, helping Sri Lanka to a miraculous victory in the Super 8s stage over South Africa 17 years ago.

West Indies open their tournament at the venue, meeting Papua New Guinea there on June 2. Five group matches are held at the venue, plus a semi-final on 27 June.

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Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

The biggest Caribbean venue in terms of permanent capacity (28,000), the Kensington Oval is located in the west of the Barbadian capital. Cricket has been held at the ground for over 120 years, with matches featuring international turing teams as early as 1895.

The ground received upgrades ahead of the 2007 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, and played host to England's T20 World Cup 2010 win over rivals Australia.

The Kensington Oval hosts the first half of Group B action, alongside three second round matches and the final on 29 June.

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

A 15-minute drive from the capital city of St. Johns, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was built ahead of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, of which it hosted six matches in the Super 8 stage.

Fittingly, the venue will also host four second round contests in the upcoming T20 World Cup, after four matches at the backend of Group B. Oman, Namibia and England all play at the ground twice.

Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Andy Roberts, other legends to come from Antigua, have stands named after them at the venue.

Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago

Located in Tarouba on the outskirts of San Fernando in southern Trinidad, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy replaced Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre as Trinidad and Tobago’s premier cricket ground in 2008.

Having hosted elite cricket since 2017, the multi-purpose facility has seen an upgrade ahead of the upcoming tournament, and will host four group games from 12 June as well as a semi-final on 26 June.

Arnos Vale Ground, Arnos Vale, St Vincent

A multi-purpose facility that also hosts football, the Arnos Vale Ground has hosted international cricket since 1981, where the West Indies edged England by just two runs in a One Day International.

Located in Arnos Vale, just outside Kingstown, the stadium holds a capacity of 18,000 people and holds T20 World Cup 2024 matches from 13 June, when Bangladesh take on The Netherlands.

Nepal take on South Africa and Bangladesh at the same venue in group play, and the venue plays host to two second round fixtures on 22 June and 24 June.

Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Formally named after a favourite cricketing son of the nation in 2016 when he captained the West Indies to a second T20 World Cup title, the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium is situated in the outskirts of Rodney Bay. The Beausejour Hills, of which the ground was named after from 2002 to 2016, serve as a beautiful backdrop for the venue.

The ground hosted its first international fixture in June 2002, an ODI between the West Indies and New Zealand. An oval-shaped surface, longer boundaries can be found straight of the wicket, with shorter dimensions square of the wicket.

Sammy himself has the rare honour of having the ground named after him, while Johnson Charles, another Saint Lucia native to taste T20 World Cup success, has a stand named after him at the venue.

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