Bulldozers Razing India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Venue: What's the Reason?


Interesting Reason Behind Demolition of India-Pakistan T20 World Cup Nassau Cricket Stadium

Neha . June 13, 2024

The temporary but important Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in Eisenhower Park, Long Island, New York, will be demolished on Friday, June 14, following its staging of eight games of the current Twenty20 World Cup. The final game held in the arena, which was built in only five months, was India's Group A match versus co-hosts the United States on Wednesday. Bulldozers were seen stationed outside the stadium in a widely shared video, preparing to destroy the makeshift arena.

While the modular components of the stadium will be dismantled and repurposed, local cricket clubs and fans will continue to have access to the top-tier turf and infrastructure.

This will help boost the the sport's popularity in the region and provide a platform for the developing local talent. The Nassau County International Stadium, however, will always be remebered for hosting the blockbuster India vs Pakistan clash.

On Wednesday, Suryakumar Yadav hit an unbeaten half-century and left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh claimed a career-best 4-9 as India defeated the United States by seven wickets to reach the T20 World Cup Super 8 stage.

Suryakumar (50) and Shivam Dube (31) put on an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 67 to earn a third win in three games for Rohit Sharma's squad with 10 balls remaining. India was rocked at 15-2 and then 44-3 before needing 111 to win the Group A match.

Despite the loss, the United States still has a good chance of joining India in the Super Eights as they have four points while both Pakistan and Canada have one game remaining.

Both sides entered the match with a perfect four points from two victories, with the USA having just defeated Pakistan in a historic Super Over victory.

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