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The Indian cricket team featuring stars like Suryakumar Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah, and led by  Rohit Sharma is reportedly unhappy with the average practice facilities provided by the ICC for the T20 World Cup 2024. The inaugural T20 World Cup winners traveled to the USA for the ninth edition of the marquee ICC contest. They will begin their campaign against Ireland on March 5, after a practice match set to play against Bangladesh on June 1. 

The Men in Blue will be up against arch-rivals and neighbours Pakistan on June 9 in New York. Before the contest gets underway, the team is training at Cantiague Park in New York. The matches are set to be played at the make-shift Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, specially constructed for the forthcoming tournament. However, the cricketing venue doesn’t have any practice pitches. 

Indian team unhappy with average practice facilities: Reports

According to reports, the Indian team is unhappy with the facilities at the newly constructed cricketing venue. The reports by CricketNext News 18 revealed that India trained at Cantiague Park on Wednesday and used three of the six drop-in pitches available. The news platform quoted a source as saying, “Everything is makeshift- from pitches to other facilities. Safe to say everything is very average in nature. The team has raised their concerns.” 

Notably, it is the first time the USA is hosting an ICC event, and as part of the schedule, a total of 16 matches will be played across the venues. Apart from this stadium, the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas and Central Broward Park and Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida, will host matches in the forthcoming T20 contest.