Hogan Lovells advises USA Cricket on winning T20 World Cup hosting bid
The ICC Men's tournament in 2024 will be the first global cricket event in the US.
Hogan Lovells, an American-British law firm, co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C, has advised USA Cricket on its successful bid to co-host the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Men's T20 World Cup in 2024. It will be the first global cricket tournament to be staged in the United States.
The sport's global governing body, the ICC, had announced the decision with Cricket West Indies (CWI) joining USA Cricket in the successful bid.
Thrilled at the prospect, Hogan Lovells corporate and finance partner, Michael Kuh, who led the team, said, "We are delighted to have helped USA Cricket reach this major milestone for the sport in this country. Watching the sport develop over the last few years has been exciting and we eagerly anticipate seeing the tournament."
Kuh's team included partner Matt Eisler and counsel Steve Argeris; members of the corporate and finance group; partners Mark Weinstein and Siobhan Rausch who advised on tax matters; and Nitin Gambhir, a partner in the intellectual property, media, and technology group.
The joint bid was part of a strategic partnership between CWI and USA Cricket, which aims to unlock the potential of cricket in the US and fast-track the growth of the sport.
Two-thirds of the matches would be held in the Caribbean, with the remaining one-third likely to be played in the US. Among the five venues in the US, while ICC has already approved some for international cricket, others are either under construction or would be repurposed specifically for the tournament.