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Qualification for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 begins

Team Australia at a former ICC Men's T20 World Cup (Photo: ICC)

Hosts USA and West Indies automatically qualify for the event while the top eight teams of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, to be held in October, will also get direct qualification into the 2024 edition of the event.

The next two highest-ranked teams in the ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings as of November 14, 2022 will also qualify, taking up 12 slots in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Over the next two years, teams from across the globe will battle it out in 15 pathway events, all with an eye on sealing a place on the world stage.

68 nations start their journey at Sub Regional Qualifiers, with 28 teams entering at a later stage once the outcomes of this year’s event in Australia are confirmed and the automatic qualifiers for 2024 are known.

The teams seeking to progress from the first step will be spread across 10 Sub Regional Qualifiers; 16 teams from Africa, eight teams from the Americas, nine teams from Asia), seven teams from EAP, in addition to the 28 teams competing from Europe across their three events.

The road to qualification begins in June with the European Sub Regional Qualifiers in Belgium and Finland marking the first step towards the 2024 event with 28 teams vying for qualification from the region.

Qualification then moves on to Finland with back-to-back Sub Regional Qualifiers, as 20 teams arrive to battle it out for qualification.

The first of the two events, Sub Regional Europe A Qualifier will take place between 12-19 July and while the Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier is set for 24-31 July.

In both events, the two group winners will progress to the Final where the winning nation will earn a spot in the Europe Final in 2023.

The Europe Final in 2023 is the last step of the qualification stage where the region’s participating nations at the marquee men’s event in 2024 will be determined.


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