T20 World Cup news | June 13

The latest cricket news on Wisden’s daily wrap of stories and updates from the T20 World Cup for June 13, 2024, all in one place.

2024 T20 World Cup news updates

Rutherford and bowlers help West Indies to Super Eight

West Indies defeated New Zealand by 13 runs in a Group C fixture in Trinidad and Tobago to advance to the Super Eights of the men's T20 World Cup. An unbeaten 39-ball 68 from Sherfane Rutherford took West Indies to 149-9 despite being down to 30-5 at one stage. In reply, New Zealand were restricted to 136-9, thanks to Gudakesh Motie (3-25) and Alzarri Joseph (4-19).

Although New Zealand are still mathematically in contention to make it to the next round, their chances look bleak. 

World Cup matches in Florida face rain threat

Severe weather conditions in Florida could play a spoilsport in the remaining T20 World Cup matches at the Central Broward Park in Lauderhill. The National Weather Service in the US state issued a flood emergency due to excessive rainfall. 

You can find the latest weather updates for the upcoming USA vs IRE, IND vs CAN, and PAK vs IRE matches in Florida here.

Nassau County Stadium to be deconstructed in six weeks

The Nassau County Stadium in New York, which hosted eight T20 World Cup matches, including the high-profile India-Pakistan fixture, will be dismantled. The make-shift venue, built in 106 days, will take approximately six weeks for its deconstruction. 


Global news updates

Billings signs multi-year BBL contract with Sydney Thunder

England wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings has signed a three-year contract with Sydney Thunder, becoming the first player to be picked under BBL's new contract. Billings represented the Thunders in 2020-21 and 2021-22 before changing allegiance to Brisbane Heat. He was among the few players who departed from the tournament earlier last season to play in ILT20. The new contract will be able to lure the players for an entire season by giving them security.

Shardul Thakur undergoes surgery 

India all-rounder Shardul Thakur has undergone successful surgery for a recurring ankle injury. This was Thakur’s second foot surgery since 2019. His injury resurfaced during India’s tour of South Africa earlier this year. He returned to play for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy and featured for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024 as well. There is no official confirmation on his expected comeback timeline. 

IPL valuation hits record 16.4 billion USD: Report

The Indian Premier League has been a money-minting machine for the BCCI over the years, with its valuation reaching new heights. According to the latest report by Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, the IPL’s valuation has soared to a whopping 16.4 billion USD. The present valuation is a 6.5 per cent increase from the previous year’s 15.4 billion USD. 

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