The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday introduced the qualification pathway for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia which is about to happen in October and November 2022. ICC, in an announcement, stated that the 15 spots in Australia will likely be determined via a four-step qualifying course of which begins in April 2021 and 11 regional qualification tournaments throughout 5 areas have been rescheduled to 2021, attributable to COVID-19 and can now feed into the 2022 Australia occasion.
“With the return of cricket in early 2021, we will see 86 different teams with the opportunity to fill the 15 World Cup spots — with hosts Australia already securing one — over a 13-month qualification campaign. For the first time ever Hungary, Romania and Serbia will be competing for Men’s T20 World Cup qualification and Finland will play host to an ICC event for the very first time. In a festival of cricket it will also be the first time that Japan will host a Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, on the back of the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier they will host two weeks before,” ICC stated.
At the regional degree, there will likely be 67 Associate Members collaborating, stated the ICC, including that because of the depth of energy inside Africa and Europe, each areas have sub-regional qualifiers feeding right into a ultimate qualifier for the area. Africa, Americas, EAP and Europe may have one high tier regional qualifier and Asia may have A and B to find out which groups will progress into the 2 eight-team international qualifiers.
The 16 obtainable spots within the Global Qualifiers will likely be crammed by one staff every from Africa and EAP Qualifier respectively. They will likely be joined by two groups every from the Americas and Europe qualifiers. Finally, Asia which has a Qualifier A and B will see one staff from every occasion make up the eight spots from regional qualification.
The remaining eight spots will go to the 4 backside groups from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and along with Nepal, Singapore, UAE and Zimbabwe which have gained direct entry based mostly on their ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings.
Four groups from the 2 international qualifiers will be part of hosts Australia and the 11 computerized qualifiers from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to make up the 16-team Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
In the lead as much as the Australia occasion, there will likely be 225 Men’s T20 Internationals scheduled to be performed throughout 13 months, giving each staff a chance to climb the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings.
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley, in an announcement, stated: “We are delighted to announce qualification for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022. The pathway which culminates in the eighth Men’s T20 World Cup which will be held in Australia, sees the likes of Hungary, Romania and Serbia competing for the first time in an ICC event of this format, highlighting the increased competitiveness within Associate Members. In addition, a remarkable 225 Men’s T20 Internationals are scheduled to be played providing a substantial number of playing opportunities to all members.”
The 16 groups that had initially certified for the 2020 Australia occasion will now play within the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India. The taking part groups for that occasion are Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
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