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
Notes to Editors: The ICC Board has approved a detailed COVID-19 contingency plan in consultation with the ICC Medical Committee for all ICC Qualifying Events. The ICC’s priority is the protection and well-being of everyone involved in its events. Plans have been developed, which detail on-going risk management processes to monitor and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all hosts and participants.
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
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