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The dismantling process of the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York began in Thursday, June 13 (IST). The pop-up stadium constructed specially for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will be disassembled over next six weeks. The cricketing venue was constructed in 106 days and hosted a total of eight matches during the course of ten days in the ICC tournament. 

The game played between co-hosts USA and India proved to be the last game at the venue and the dismantling process began right after the conclusion of the match. The stadium consisted of ten drop-in pitches, four for the main ground and six for the nearby training facility in Cantiague Park. The pitches were prepared by the Adelaide Turf International and maintained in Florida before being installed in New York. 

After being torn down, the stadium will revert to its original state with public access to its muddy, grassy and dusty surfaces. The entries will be free for the venue. As per the International Cricket Council (ICC), it would be up to the Nassau County authorities how they want to maintain their pitches. An ICC official told Cricbuzz, "If they want to keep them and handle the required maintenance, they can.” 

In case the Nassau authorities are not willing to take care of the pitches, the ICC will relocate the pitches which were prepared in Florida, to a place where they will be required. According to Cricbuzz, a few MLC games were planned to be played at the venue, but the authorities and franchises didn’t show much interest. According to the report, the Mumbai Indians New York owners would build a new stadium in New York in near future.