STATEMENT: Dominica will not host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Windsor Park

The government of Dominica has taken a decision not to host any matches the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 due to the country’s inability to meet implementation timelines.

A statement from the government announcing that decision is posted below.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be hosted in the West Indies and the United States in June 2024. The Government of Dominica expressed its interest to host a number of these prestigious games at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS), and subsequently, Dominica was shortlisted as a Host Country for one group stage match and two games in the Super 8 stage of the tournament, subject to the attainment of various obligations as set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Several tangible actions were taken both at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium and at the Benjamin’s Park including the commencement of upgrading and enhancement of the practice and match venues, various assessments and the creation of additional pitches where necessary.

However, the implementation timelines submitted by the various contractors revealed that it would not be possible to complete these works within the stipulated timeframe before the commencement of the tournament. As a result, a decision was taken not to host any of the matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 as it would not be prudent for the Government of Dominica to commit to hosting these games.

In light of Dominica’s sterling reputation in hosting international cricket, this decision is considered to be in the best interest of all. The Government of Dominica thanks Cricket West Indies (CWI) for its partnership over the years and looks forward to continued collaboration in the future. The Government of Dominica extends best wishes to the
organisers for a successful tournament in June 2024.

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  1. Not Surprised
    December 1, 2023

    That is certainly not good publicity for Dominica. That extra revenue Dominica was expecting will go elsewhere. Sad day for Dominica.

    Now it’s time for some rethinking and renaming. The Windsor Park Sports Stadium should be renamed the Patrick Roland John National Sports Stadium.

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  2. Not me alone
    December 1, 2023

    Skerrit prefers to host CBI passport games so he and his foreign friends can decide what to do with our money. We just need to get rid of that Devi that destroying our country man

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  3. Gone Are The Days
    December 1, 2023

    Either way, it’s time to rename the stadium the DSS (Dominica Sports Stadium).
    While at it, rename your streets from British monarchy to local names, one street at a time.

  4. culture
    November 30, 2023

    Well it was an opportunity to host a world cup game increase income for small business, but Government of Dominica decide pull out? just have stadium like a bed of roses. You know every Caribbean country with an international cricket stadium has host world cup games, international cricket series games and CPL and first class and List A games more than Dominica since that stadium was built. That not surprising? That suppose to tell you something. Yow Enough is enough.

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  5. November 30, 2023

    Disappointing! However it is better to pull out than to host a tournament when you are not ready. Since 2011 Dominica has hosted several international cricket matches including test, ODI and T20. So those who want to celebrate just enjoy…..

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  6. Anancie
    November 30, 2023

    hey PM…. are u real… this development ? i honestly you should go play your music….u all got lazy and bankrupt of building Dominica… look at out port….it still look like when Christopher Columbus was here….do those ministers and skerrit ever travel…to see other islands in the Caribbean….all they care about is buying property for themselves look closely at those selling passports…..oh greedy men….nothing last forever….take note

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  7. Country Bookie
    November 30, 2023

    Were these contractors only local or a combination of locals and foreign. By us pulling out as a host venue it says it is cheaper/better for us to do nothing vs exploring every possible option to host the games and bring much needed $$$ to the country. Disappointing

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  8. Ghost Ryder
    November 30, 2023

    The government is broke and have been for a while. They been diverting funds from projects to be able to make payments to civil servants. It’s not that the time too short to prepare the facilities, they don’t have money to complete work already started.


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  9. W U running?
    November 30, 2023

    Boy why did Skerrit not host WC games? Is it because of money as I have been hearing? So why we had money to host sis months ago and now we went on a delay drag our foot strategy? Well what has changed in my view is simple:
    1: Skerrit is running from international journalists and he sure would not want them to come on the world stage to embarrass him

    2. International police.
    So the coward has his mind on. Keep running but you won’t run for ever

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  10. dissident
    November 30, 2023

    First MOU that de government cannot boast about eh
    Skerrit and de crew salary was more important……….look at what we have to sacrifice….free tourism promotion.
    It would be interesting to know exactly who were the contractors that were being considered to make money on this.
    No Chinese, No MMC……..what happen de contract was too small for dem?
    Dat CBI issue is doing more damage to our country reputation than we first imagine………i don’t think this has anything to do with timelines. I don’t believe the government.
    I think that the government couldn’t come up with the funds.
    Skerrit is micro managing this economy…….he take his cut first though.
    Everything else is questionable.
    I waiting to see what will happen for carnival………remember Skerrit was on de stage making fool of himself trying to clean nasty business image with his guest appearance.
    we waiting to see you dump de money in sewo

    worthless government!!!!!!

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  11. Trucker
    November 30, 2023

    the most incompetent government ever in the history of Dominica..these bastards increase their salary 4000 dollars and since Maria they can’t even fix the stadium God Dominicans come out in massive numbers and remove thses fools

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  12. Ibo France
    November 30, 2023

    I a eagerly awaiting the comments of the shoe-shiners of the DLP. Fanatics like Lying Clown, Dog Abuser, Pointless Point, Plastic Putin, Thermometer ds, Hibernating Gary and all the other crazed followers of this political cult.

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    • Mark
      December 2, 2023

      “Awaiting the comments of the shoe-shiners”. Wrong IBO. We should be waiting instead to see what Dominicans are going to do about this kick in the rear end. This is totally unacceptable. If this decision doesn’t bring about any outrage, then I’m afraid nothing will. We have always been the best fans, the greatest cricket lovers so this cancellation affects us all.

  13. We the People
    November 30, 2023

    So you mean to tell me the government signed the MOU clueless as to being able to deliver? I doubt that very much. What is there to be done that cannot be accomplished over the next five or so months?

    The government is dam broke – plain and simple.

    Again, I ask Oscar George, what happened to the millions spent on the lights for the Stadium? Where are the lights?

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  14. Tight
    November 30, 2023

    Somebody is scared of something. Wow! Not surprised at all. But as the saying goes, “there are many ways to skin a cat”? I guess that the international airport can be completed in a shorter time that it would take to prepare for a test match. When you guilty you freaky.

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  15. L C Matthew
    November 30, 2023

    It is because of the war between Palestinian Hamas and Israel why we cannot host. These international events greatly affect our government to be prepared for international events. our cricket west indies former vice president is to busy with gas station and CBI underhand sales cricket is 10th on priority. Our gov is working hard with our twin Chinese city to get a MOU FOU understanding to maintain the stadium to be ready for the next Olympics.

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  16. Ibo France
    November 30, 2023

    This government continues to make Dominica a laughing stock of the world. Roosevelt and his amateurish cabinet members say things to grab favourable headlines in the regional and international PRESS. The regime plants half truths and outright lies in the media to give their rabid supporters talking points.

    How could the largest cabinet per capita make such commitments to host such a prestigious, international tournament when they fully well knew that the requisite work could not be completed in time for the T-20 World Cup 2024? As usual, they put the cart before the horse.

    Dominicans, this is the price we pay for elevating a self-serving , undisciplined, corrupt parasite (Roosevelt) and a bevy of worthless infidels to high office.

    It is imperative that we boot them out of office with immediacy. They have devalued the lives of the resident citizens reducing most of them to mendicants.

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  17. LifeandDeath
    November 30, 2023

    Like so prematurely they pulled out? :lol: Six months isn’t enough to prepare? That’s telling telling.
    Dominicans open your eyes, read btwn the lines

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    • Ibo France
      November 30, 2023

      Dominica is light years behind the other independent OECS territories in terms of infrastructure, in fact, in almost every aspect of development (social, economic, health, life expectancy, political maturity) etc.

      As long as this administration remains in power, it is folly to have high expectations. We have seen the atrocious record of this dictatorship for the last twenty years. Expecting the current regime to make transformative changes to better the lives of the citizenry, is like planting rice in a hot, dry, sandy desert and expect a bumper crop.

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  18. Bawi boy
    November 30, 2023

    Here goes my DA trip for 2024!!!

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  19. DeArAb
    November 30, 2023

    Sewo first….What did anyone expect. If my vote was Red it DEAD

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  20. November 30, 2023

    The Dominica phrase is, “WE LOVE IT SO”. And all of you Jenny and Jack (you know what) blame it on Lennox Linton.

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