Guide to ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Barbados has been hit by cricket fever for summer 2024!

We’re proud to be one of the host nations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Cricket. If you’re lucky enough to be in Barbados for the cricket, read on for our Ins & Outs of Barbados T20 World Cup Cricket Guide.

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Where is the T20 World Cup being held?

The ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup is being held from 1-29 June 2024 in the USA and the West Indies. Games will be held in Barbados, Antigua, St Vincent, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana in the West Indies, and in Florida, Dallas and New York in the United States. The final on 29 June will be in Barbados.

Who is participating?

There are 20 teams from around the world that have qualified for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The event is split into four groups of 5 teams, with the top two sides from each group then progressing to the Super Eight phase of the tournament ahead of the knockout semi-finals and final. The West Indies are placed into Group C alongside New Zealand, Afghanistan, Uganda and Papua New Guinea.

Afghanistan
Australia
Bangladesh
Canada
England
India
Ireland
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Scotland
South Africa
Sri Lanka
USA
Uganda
West Indies

Which fixtures will be in Barbados?

Barbados is proud to be hosting 8 matches and the World Cup Final on Saturday 29 June 2024.

Nanibia
VS
Oman
Group B
Sunday 2 June
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England
VS
Scotland
Group B
Tuesday 4 June
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Australia
VS
Oman
Group B
Wednesday 5 June
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Nanibia
VS
Scotland
Group B
Thursday 6 June
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Australia
VS
England
Group B
Thursday 6 June
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C1
VS
A1
Group B
Thursday 20 June
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A2
VS
C2
Group B
Friday 21 June
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A2
VS
B1
Group B
Sunday 23 June
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ICC Men's T20 World Cup
2024 Final
Sunday 29 June

Full Schedule and Fixtures

For dates, times and locations for all ICC T20 Men’s World Cup fixtures, check out the official ICC Website. The page will also show match results, and you can add fixtures to your calendar to ensure you don’t miss a game.

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Kensington Oval Barbados

Where will the matches be held? 

All the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup matches in Barbados will be held at the famous Kensington Oval, on President Kennedy Drive, in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados.

The iconic venue is the home of cricket in Barbados. With a capacity of 18,000, and a range of stands and ticket options, you can expect an electric atmosphere with fans from all over the world. 

Make sure to get a photo of His Excellency The Right Honorable Sir Garfield Sobers, National Hero of Barbados, and universally recognized as one of the world’s greatest cricketers as you enter the stadium!

Where to Buy Tickets

Online

Tickets for all ICC T20 Men’s World Cup fixtures can be purchased online at the ICC Website. All prices are in USD and times are local to each venue. Hospitality Packages & Party Stand Packages are also available.

In Barbados

From Thursday 2 May, tickets can be purchased in person at the Kensington Oval box office. Opening hours are Monday to Friday: 10.30am-6pm and Saturday: 10am-4pm. Payment is accepted in cash (Barbados dollars) or credit card.

Which ticket category should I buy?

Tickets for T20 World Cup Cricket at Kensington Oval include the following categories with a range of prices depending on the fixture. They all offer great views of the pitch, and a mix of sun and shade, varying from stand to stand and depending on the time of day. 

The best option if you want to ensure shade all day is the Greenidge & Haynes Level 2 Stand (Standard Plus tickets, subject to availability)

Standard
Standard Plus
Premium Party Stand
The Club – Indoor Lounge 
Private Suites

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Party Stand in Barbados

The party stand experience at Kensington Oval is not to be missed. Expect an electric atmosphere with cricket fans from all over the world. With live music and entertainment, dancing, food and drinks, sun loungers and even a swimming pool!

Basic party-stand tickets start at US$25 each, depending on the fixture. Standard party-stand tickets start at US$100 each and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Party-stand tickets for the semi-finals, final, and other selected matches are being sold as packaged bundles.

Party-stand venue packages allow you to secure party-stand tickets for all matches in Barbados, including the final. Seating and shade is limited in the party stand, so expect a lot of sun, and make sure you take a hat and sunblock, and keep hydrated!

visitors in the party stand at kensington oval

Official Fan Zones

If you don’t have tickets for a match, fear not. Many bars and other venues will be live-streaming the matches. There are three official fan zones – guaranteed to be showing the games, and guaranteed Bajan vibes.

Haymans Market, St. Peter

This abandoned sugar factory has been converted into Barbados’ newest and hottest multipurpose venue space. Watch all the games on their 25-foot jumbo screen. The Haymans Social bar will have drinks flowing and there’s a variety of food options from fish cake stalls to pop-up restaurants.

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Oistins Bay Gardens, Christ Church

Open air venue in the heart of Barbados’ famed fishing town will have all the games streamed on their main stage. The surrounding kiosks serve up freshly grilled seafood and Bajan classics, with cold beers and rum to wash it all down.

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Pelican Village, Bridgetown

The closest fan zone to Kensington Oval, this craft village on the outskirts of Bridgetown is being transformed into a buzzing fan zone with big screens, music and a variety of food and drink vendors.

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Getting Around Barbados During the World Cup

A car rental is a great option for getting around Barbados, and there’s parking on the streets surrounding Kensington Oval. If you don’t want to drive, taxis can easily be booked from your hotel reception, or try PickUP Barbados, an app-based taxi service. There’s a bus stand right outside of Kensington, and there will be special shuttle services between the official World Cup venues. 

Things to do

From swimming with sea turtles, partying under the stars, exploring the rugged east coast to enjoying the island’s duty free shopping, Barbados has something for everyone.