T20 World Cup 2024 Pitch Report – Windsor Park – Dominica Withdraws as Host

In a surprising turn of events, Dominica has withdrawn from hosting T20 World Cup matches, citing the inability to complete venue preparations for Windsor Park in time for the tournament. The decision, announced by the Dominica government, impacts the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup, co-hosted by the West Indies and the USA.

Windsor Park, one of the shortlisted venues, was slated to host one group match and two Super 8 games, pending completion of required upgrades. The government’s statement acknowledged efforts made to enhance practice and match venues but revealed that timelines provided by contractors posed challenges in meeting the stipulated timeframe.

The Dominica government expressed regret but deemed it imprudent to commit to hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 under these circumstances. Despite Dominica’s acclaimed history of hosting international cricket, ensuring the success of the tournament took precedence.

Johnny Grave, CEO of Cricket West Indies (CWI), acknowledged Dominica’s withdrawal, expressing understanding and looking forward to future collaborations. The CWI, in partnership with the ICC, is actively working on confirming the T20 World Cup schedule.

Windsor Park Pitch Report:

Test Records:

  • Matches Played: 5
  • Highest Team Score: West Indies scored 381/4 against Zimbabwe.
  • Lowest Team Score: Zimbabwe bowled out for 141 by West Indies.
  • Average Scores:
  • 1st Innings: 246
  • 2nd Innings: 302
  • 3rd Innings: 222
  • 4th Innings: 159
  • Highest Individual Score: Adam Voges’ 130* against West Indies in 2015.
  • Best Bowling Figures: Devendra Bishoo’s 6/80 against Australia in 2015.
  • Most Runs: Shivnarine Chanderpaul – 384 runs in five innings.
  • Most Wickets: Shane Shillingford – 20 wickets in four innings.

As cricket enthusiasts await the thrilling T20 World Cup 2024 series, Windsor Park’s rich history and notable statistics promise an exciting Test match experience. Stay tuned for updates on the T20 World Cup 2024 series and Windsor Park’s role in shaping the cricketing narrative.

Read More:

T20 World Cup 2024 Venue Full List
T20 World Cup 2024 Pitch Report – Queen’s Park Oval
T20 World Cup 2024 Pitch Report – Providence Stadium
T20 World Cup 2024 Pitch Report – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium