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ICC announces qualification pathway for T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia

By Rajan Nath -- December 16, 2020 12:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the qualification pathway for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2022. The top 15 spots in Australia will be decided through a 4-step qualifying process which would commence in April 2021.

The T20 World Cup in Australia is set to be held in October and November 2022. 11 regional qualification tournaments across 5 regions have been rescheduled to 2021 in the wake of COVID-19 and will now feed into the 2022 Australia event.

ICC gives qualification pathway for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 where top 15 spots will be decided through qualifying process.

With the return of cricket, the fans will see 86 different teams with an opportunity to grab the 15 World Cup spots – with hosts Australia already securing one – over a 13-month qualification campaign for T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

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ICC gives qualification pathway for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 where top 15 spots will be decided through qualifying process.

For the first time, Hungary, Romania and Serbia will be contesting for Men’s T20 World Cup qualification while Finland will play host to an ICC event for the very first time.

In this 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 that it will host two weeks before.

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At the regional level, 67 Associate Members taking part in the festival of cricket. As per the depth of strength within Africa and Europe, both the regions have sub-regional qualifiers that will feed into a final qualifier for the region. Africa, Americas, EAP and Europe will have one top tier regional qualifier while Asia will have A and B to find out which teams will progress into the two eight-team global qualifiers.

ICC gives qualification pathway for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 where top 15 spots will be decided through qualifying process.

The 16 spots in the Global Qualifiers will be filled by one team each from Africa and EAP Qualifier, respectively. They will be joined by 2 teams each from the Americas and Europe qualifiers. At last, Asia which has a Qualifier A and B will see one team from each event make up the eight spots from regional qualification, ICC stated.

The remaining 8 spots will go to the four bottom teams from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and together with Nepal, Singapore, UAE and Zimbabwe which have direct entry based on their MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings.

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Four teams from the two global qualifiers will join hosts Australia while the 11 automatic qualifiers from the T20 World Cup 2021 to make up the 16-team ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Here are the events: 

Event Host Dates
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia A Qualifier Kuwait 3-9 April 2021 Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa A Qualifier South Africa April 2021 Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Uganda
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa B Qualifier South Africa April 2021 Botswana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, St Helena, Tanzania
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe A Qualifier Finland 8 – 13 July 2021 Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Israel, Italy, Malta, Norway, Spain
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier Finland 30 June - 5 July 2021 Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Sweden
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe C Qualifier

 

Belgium 5 - 10 July 2021 Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Isle of Man, Portugal, Romania, Serbia,
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier Malaysia 3-9 July 2021 Bhutan, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Thailand
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier Japan 11-16 October 2021 Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Samoa, South Korea, Vanuatu
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier

 

Canada 17 - 23 July 2021 Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Panama, USA
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier Spain 15 – 21 October 2021 Jersey, Europe Sub Regional Qualifier x3
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier Nigeria November 2021 Kenya, Nigeria, Africa Sub Regional Qualifier x2
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A TBC February 2022 Nepal, Singapore, UAE, Zimbabwe

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Bottom teams from ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 x4

Africa Qualifier x1

Asia Qualifier A&B x 2

Americas Qualifiers x2

EAP Qualifier x 1

Europe Qualifiers x2

 

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B TBC May 2022
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia October – 13 November 2022 Australia

Top teams from Men’s T20WC 2021 x 11

Men’s T20WC Qualifier A x2

Men’s T20WC Qualifier B x2

-PTC News

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