Even with intervention from the International Cricket Council (ICC) who questioned the omission of Jamaica from the bidding countries, seven regional countries were announced on Friday without Jamaica along with three cities in the United States to cohost the 2024 T20 World Cup.
Jamaica did not come into contention as the government did not submit a bid to Cricket West Indies (CWI) despite two extended deadlines to facilitate Jamaica.
Radio Jamaica Sports understands that the territories were known two months ago, but the ICC's insistence on having Jamaica being part of the tournament delayed the announcement.
JCA vice president Dr Donovan Bennett described Jamaica missing out as a body blow for the sport locally.
With a bid of over US $1.25 million outlined for Jamaica to be successful and have the chance of hosting matches, Bennett is still bewildered by Jamaica's lack of proactiveness.