The first set of qualifying events for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the United States and the West Indies in 2024 will begin in June, with the first set of qualifying events coming from Europe. This will be the first step on the road to the biggest Men’s T20 World Cup in history, which will feature a record 20 teams.
Along with hosts USA and West Indies, the eight best-performing countries of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia will automatically qualify for the 2024 edition of the premier competition.
The 12 automatic qualifying positions will be filled by the next highest-ranked teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings as of November 14, 2022.
Remaining Spots To Be Decided Through Regional Qualifiers
The other eight teams will be determined through regional qualifier events, with two teams from Africa, Asia, and Europe qualifying for the event, and one team from each of the Americas and EAP regions qualifying for the World Cup.
A total of 66 nations from around the world will compete over the next two years in the hopes of qualifying for the marquee event in 2024 – 14 teams from Africa (across two events), eight teams from the Americas (across two events), nine teams from Asia (across two events), seven teams from the EAP (across two events), and 28 teams from Europe (across three events).
Hungary, Romania, and Serbia are among the 66 teams that will compete in the events for the first time.
“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,” said ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley.
The first event in the qualification process begins with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe C Qualifier on June 8. Belgium, Denmark, Gibraltar, Hungary, Israel, Malta, Portugal, and Spain will be competing in the competition.