South Africa will host the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in January 2023.
International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday (April 10) explained the qualification routes for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2024 for both the men’s and women’s competition. As far as the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024 is concerned, 20 teams will participate, with 12 teams going through the automatic qualification route, while the remaining eight teams will go through the global qualifiers.
The top eight teams will qualify for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 to be held in October, while West Indies and USA will take two places as hosts. In addition, the two teams will qualify as the next highest ranked teams on the ICC Men’s T20 Ranking Table by 14 November 2022.
If West Indies make it to the top eight in the T20 World Cup 2022 standings, a third team from one of the highest-ranked teams in the ICC rankings will be added to the qualification. The remaining eight teams in the tournament will be decided on regional merit, with two slots each in Africa, Asia and Europe, while the Americas and EAP will have one each.
South Africa to host the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup
As far as the Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 is concerned, the top six teams in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 will automatically qualify, including the hosts, if they are not in the top six. If South Africa finishes in the top six of the 2023 event, the next highest-ranked team in the ICC Women’s T20 Rankings table will qualify on a pre-determined date. The remaining two teams will be decided through the Global Qualifiers.
Meanwhile, the inaugural edition of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup will be hosted by South Africa In January next year and it will consist of 16 teams which will play 41 matches. South Africa will also host the eighth edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February 2023 with ten teams participating. Two teams will go through the qualifier stage and that is yet to be decided.