The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the qualifying process for the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Under this, 86 teams will compete for 15 places. This match will continue for 13 months and a total of 225 matches will be played. These 15 places will be decided by a four-stage qualifying process, which will begin in April 2021. 11 regional qualifying tournaments in five regions have been rescheduled to 2021 due to Covid-19 Pandemic. This World Cup was to be played in 2020 but it will now be played in 2022.
This is the first time Japan and Finland will host the men’s T20 World Cup qualifier. Under 19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers will also be played in Japan. Also, the teams of Hungary, Romania, and Serbia will compete for the first time in the men’s T20 World Cup. At the regional level, 67 associate members will participate. This tournament will give the teams a chance to improve the ranking. All matches of this competition will be played under the COVID-19 rule.
Qualifiers will be played between 16 teams
Many countries in Africa and Europe will join it. In this case, all the regional qualifiers will also be played before the regional qualifiers here. Of the 16 places in the qualifiers, one team each will join Africa-East Asia and the Pacific. At the same time, two teams will come from America and Europe. Two teams from Asia will also go into the qualifiers. The remaining eight places will be filled with four-legged teams of the T20 World Cup 2021 and Nepal, Singapore, UAE, and Zimbabwe.
16 teams will have to participate in T20 World Cup
The 2022 T20 World Cup will feature hosts Australia, four qualifying teams, and 11 automatic qualifying teams. In this way, a total of 16 teams will enter the World Cup. ICC event head Chris Tetley said teams like Hungary, Romania, and Serbia will join the ICC event for the first time. This shows increasing competition among associate members. (ICC T20 World Cup)
World Cup was to be held in Australia this year
Earlier this year the T20 World Cup was to be played in Australia. But due to Coronavirus, it was further increased. In such a situation, the teams qualifying for the 2020 World Cup will play in the T20 World Cup to be held in India next year. India, Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies will play in this tournament.