ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualification pathway for 2024: The biggest event of the biggest cricket tournament with 20 teams will be the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in USA and West Indies.
The road to the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies will begin in June with the first set of qualifying events originating from Europe. This will mark the beginning of the biggest men’s T20 World Cup ever, with a record 20 teams taking part.
The eight top-performing teams in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia along with hosts USA and West Indies will automatically qualify for the 2024 edition of the marquee tournament. The next highest ranked teams in the MRF Tires ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings as on 14 November 2022 will make up the 12 automatic qualifying spots.
The remaining eight spots will be decided by regional qualifier events – two teams from each of Africa, Asia and Europe will qualify for the event, while one team from each of the Americas and EAP regions will progress to the World Cup.
A total of 66 countries from around the world – 14 teams from Africa (in two events), eight teams from the Americas (in two events), nine teams from Asia (in two events), seven teams from the EAP (in two events) and 28 from Europe Teams (in three events) – will compete over the next two years in hopes of qualifying for the marquee event in 2024. Among the 66 teams are Hungary, Romania and Serbia, who are all set to make their debut during the pathway events.
Speaking at the start of the qualifying route ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said: “We are delighted to see a record number of teams competing for places at ICC events as the Men’s T20 World Cup pathway begins in Europe. The T20 format continues to drive the growth of the game and over the next two years we will see new teams competing in ICC events for the very first time.
“A very warm welcome to Hungary, Romania and Serbia who are making their debut and thanks to Cricket Belgium and Cricket Finland for playing host to a record number of teams at this stage in qualification. I would like to wish all the competing teams every success as they begin their journey towards the USA and West Indies in 2024.”
|28 June – 4 July||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe C Qualifier||Belgium||(8) Belgium, Denmark, Gibraltar, Hungary, Israel, Malta, Portugal, Spain|
|12 – 19 July||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe A Qualifier||Finland||(10) Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Isle of Man, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey|
|24 – 31 July||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier||Finland||(10) Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland|
|9 – 15 September||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional EAP A Qualifier||Vanuatu||(4) Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu|
|15 – 18 October||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional EAP B Qualifier||Japan||(3) Indonesia, Japan, South Korea|
|15 – 24 November||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa A Qualifier||Rwanda||(7) Cameroon, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi|
|30 November – 6 December||ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa B Qualifier||Rwanda||(7) Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, St. Helena, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania|