Isle of Man Join the European Cricket Championship
The European Cricket Network is gearing up for one of its biggest events yet. With 30 European countries set to participate, the European Cricket Championship, 2023 is set to be the biggest international cricket event in the region to date with the Isle of Man joining for the first time.
Starting on September 25th, 2023 and ending on October 20th, 2023 with five T10 games taking place in a day., The increase in the number of teams participating is a testament to the growing popularity of cricket in Europe. The tournament is set to showcase the best of European cricket talent, and provide a platform for players to showcase their skills and compete on a global stage. The tournament will be a true celebration of the sport, with fans from all over the continent coming together to support their teams and enjoy the spirit of the game. The event will be held at the Cartama Oval, one of the best cricket grounds in Europe, providing an excellent backdrop for this highly-anticipated cricket tournament.
Dubbed as "The Euros of Cricket", the European Cricket Championship, 2023 will witness some of the best cricket talent from Europe competing at the top level. The tournament is expected to be a tough competition, with each team giving its best to win the championship.
Qualification pathway for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 Announced
The biggest ICC Men's T20 World Cup featuring 20 teams will take place in 2024 in the USA and the West Indies. The road to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024 in the USA and the West Indies will kick off in June with the first set of qualifying events emanating from Europe. This will be the start of the pathway towards the biggest Men's T20 World Cup, which is set to feature a record 20 teams.
The eight top-performing teams at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia alongside hosts USA and West Indies will automatically qualify for the 2024 edition of the marquee tournament. The next highest-ranked teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings as of 14 November 2022 will make up the 12 automatic qualifying spots.
The remaining eight spots will be decided by the regional qualifier events – two teams from each of Africa, Asia and Europe will qualify for the event, while the Americas and EAP regions will each have one team progress to the World Cup. A total of 66 nations from across the globe – 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 EAP (across two events) and 28 teams from Europe (across three events) – will fight it out over the next two years in the hopes of qualifying for the marquee event in 2024. Amongst the 66 teams are Hungary, Romania and Serbia, who are all set to make their debut during the pathway events.
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
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
Isle of Man due to Play in Europe T20 Qualifiers in 2022
The Isle of Man National Team will resume training in 2022 with lots to prepare for with the ICC 2024 Men's T20 World Cup Europe Sub-Regional Qualifiers announced. The Isle of Man are due to play from the 12th to the 19th July 2022 in Finland as part of Qualifier A in group 2 including Romania, Isle of Man, Cyprus, Turkey and Serbia.
Pathway to the 2022 World Cup Announced by the ICC
After the postponement of the 2020 qualifying event in Denmark the ICC have announced the new schedule for all countries to qualify for the 2022 T20 world cup in Australia to be held in October and November. Venues and groups remain the same so the Isle of Man will travel to Denmark to play against Denmark, Czech Republic and Romania in July.
The full ICC press release is as follows: INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL QUALIFICATION TO MEN'S T20 WORLD CUP 2022 IN AUSTRALIA CONFIRMED
86 teams competing for 15 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 spots
225 Men’s T20 Internationals to be played in qualifying across 13 months
Hungary, Romania and Serbia competing in their first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifying pathway
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to take place in October and November 2022 in Australia
Qualification pathway infographic available to download here on the ICC's Online Media Zone in the Logo/Infographics section
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today announced the qualification pathway for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia which is set to take place in October and November 2022.
The 15 spots in Australia will be decided through a four-step qualifying process which starts in April 2021. 11 regional qualification tournaments across five regions have been rescheduled to 2021, due to COVID-19 and will now feed into the 2022 Australia event. With the return of cricket in early 2021, we will see 86 different teams with the opportunity to fill the 15 World Cup spots – with hosts Australia already securing one – over a 13-month qualification campaign. For the first time ever Hungary, Romania and Serbia will be competing for Men’s T20 World Cup qualification and Finland will play host to an ICC event for the very first time. In a 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 they will host two weeks before.
At regional level there will be 67 Associate Members taking part. Due to the depth of strength within Africa and Europe, both regions have sub regional qualifiers feeding into a final qualifier for the region. Africa, Americas, EAP and Europe will have one top tier regional qualifier and Asia will have A and B to determine which teams will progress into the two eight-team global qualifiers. The 16 available spots in the Global Qualifiers will be filled by one team each from the Africa and EAP Qualifier respectively. They will be joined by two teams each from the Americas and Europe qualifiers. Finally, Asia which has a Qualifier A and B will see one team from each event make up the eight spots from regional qualification.
The remaining eight 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 gained direct entry based on their MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings. Four teams from the two global qualifiers will join hosts Australia and the 11 automatic qualifiers from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to make up the 16-team Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
In the lead up to the Australia event there will be 225 Men’s T20 Internationals scheduled to be played across 13 months, giving every team an opportunity to climb the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings.
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “We are delighted to announce qualification for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022. The pathway which culminates in the eighth Men’s T20 World Cup which will be held in Australia, sees the likes of Hungary, Romania and Serbia competing for the first time in an ICC event of this format, highlighting the increased competitiveness within Associate Members. In addition, a remarkable 225 Men’s T20 Internationals are scheduled to be played providing a substantial number of playing opportunities to all Members.”
The 16 teams that had originally qualified for the 2020 Australia event will now play in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India. The participating teams for that event are Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. All events are subject to COVID-19 arrangements if required at that time.
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia A Qualifier Host Kuwait Dates - 3-9 April 2021 Participating Teams - Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa A Qualifier Host - South Africa Dates - April 2021 Participating Teams - Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Uganda
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa B Qualifier Host - South Africa Dates - April 2021 Participating Teams - Botswana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, St Helena, Tanzania
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe A Qualifier Host - Finland Dates - 8 – 13 July 2021 Participating Teams - Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Israel, Italy, Malta, Norway, Spain
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier Hosts Finland Dates - 30 June - 5 July 2021 Participating Teams - Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Sweden
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe C Qualifier Hosts - Belgium Dates - 5 - 10 July 2021 Participating Teams - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Isle of Man, Portugal, Romania, Serbia
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier Hosts - Malaysia Dates - 3-9 July 2021 Participating Teams - Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier Hosts - Japan Dates - 11-16 October 2021 Participating Teams - Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Samoa, South Korea, Vanuatu
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier Hosts - Canada Dates - 17 - 23 July 2021 Participating Teams - Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Panama, USA
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier Hosts - Spain Dates - 15 – 21 October 2021 Participating Teams - Jersey, Europe Sub Regional Qualifier x3
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier Hosts - Nigeria Dates - November 2021 Participating Teams - Kenya, Nigeria, Africa Sub Regional Qualifier x2
Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A & ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B Hosts - TBC Dates - February 2022 (A) May 2022 (B) Participating Teams - Nepal, Singapore, UAE, Zimbabwe 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 Event - ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Hosts- Australia Dates - October – 13 November 2022 Participating Teams - Australia Top teams from Men’s T20WC 2021 x 11 Men’s T20WC Qualifier A x2 Men’s T20WC Qualifier B x2
2020 World Cup Qualifiers Postponed
It is with regret that the ICC, in agreement and with the support of hosts Belgium, have collectively been forced to make the unfortunate decision to postpone the ICC Men’s Europe World Cup Qualifying event due to be held in June 2020, as a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
International borders remain closed across a number of competing countries, including Belgium, and there remains a high level of uncertainty as to when competitive international cricket can be played safely.
2018 Competition Update
The ICC have released the following press release detailing the future competition pathway for the IOM senior team.
This highlights the ICC's approach to equitable competition opportunities and now sees all countries as close as 15 games away from competing in the world cup.
These sort of incentives should really drive players from smaller countries forward at all levels to potentially put themselves on the world stage competing against the likes of England, Australia and India.
The selection process for players on the Isle of Man will be released soon, all we want to say is league performances count in this process so would encourage players to get themselves seen with runs and wickets.
Dubai, 01 March 2018
18 COUNTRIES SET TO COMPETE IN THE ICC WORLD T20 EUROPE QUALIFIERS
Eighteen countries from the European region will compete in the ICC World T20 Europe Qualifiers
Three groups of six will compete in single round robins
The top two of each group will advance to the ICC World T20 Europe Final in 2019
All three groups will be staged in the Netherlands between 29 August and 03 September 2018
Denmark and Jersey, ICC World Cricket League Division 4 sides, will face tough opposition if they’re to progress towards the ICC World T20 2020 as the draw for the ICC World T20 Europe Qualifier was announced today.
Denmark are joined in group A by Germany where cricket is growing rapidly as well as France, Austria, Cyprus and Portugal. Jersey, in group B, will be joined by fellow top seed Italy along with Belgium, Spain, Isle of Man and Finland.
Group C sees Nordic neighbours Sweden and Norway go head to head against fifth and final top seed Guernsey, Gibraltar, Israel and Czech Republic. All three groups will be staged as part of a single event to be held in the Netherlands between 29 August and 3 September 2018 with the top two teams from each going through to the European Final in 2019.
The European Qualifier and Final are part of a new simplified qualification process for ICC global events that provides a merit based pathway for every Member announced by the ICC earlier this week. As well as reducing the number of steps towards a global event, the new process also provides more regular competitive opportunities for more Members with the ultimate aim of more competitive teams in T20 cricket.
18 European teams will vie for six spots in the ICC World T20 Europe Final in 2019 demonstrating the tremendous growth of cricket across Europe. The competing teams will have an opportunity to join the four other European nations (England, Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands) who have already qualified for the ICC World T20 or the ICC T20 Global Qualifier.
ICC Regional Development Manager Europe Ed Shuttleworth commented: “It is incredibly exciting to see 22 European nations challenge for spots in the ICC World T20 2020. 18 of these teams will start their journey start in the Netherlands on the 29th of August 2018 with the remainder joining in 2019 or 2020 itself. The number of national teams competing is evidence of the expansion of cricket across Europe and we look forward to this wonderful celebration of European Cricket.”
The Netherlands has been selected to host this event and is looking forward to accommodating their European neighbours on their world class facilities. Chairperson Betty Timmer commented “We are excited to host the ICC World T20 Europe Qualifiers. The event will be an incredible spectacle with 18 countries playing across three groups of six. The KNCB look forward to welcoming our European friends to the Netherlands”.
GROUP A: AUSTRIA, PORTUGAL, GERMANY, CYPRUS, FRANCE, DENMARK
GROUP B: ITALY, SPAIN, ISLE OF MAN, BELGIUM. JERSEY, FINLAND
GROUP C: GIBRALTAR, GUERNSEY, SWEDEN, CZECH REPUBLIC, ISRAEL, NORWAY