New Delhi: 2024 T20 Globalism The cup will be played in a different format as the 20 participating countries will be divided into four groups of five teams each, and the first round will be followed by a Super Eight stage.
In the 2021 and 2022 editions, the first round was followed by the Super 12 competitions but in the next tournament, the top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the Super Eight stage, where they will be divided into two groups of four each.
Then, the top two teams in each of the two super eight groups will advance to the semi-finals, followed by the final.
As many as 12 teams have already secured their place in the next edition of the tournament, which will be held in the West Indies and the United States.
As hosts, the West Indies and the United States of America take the top two spots.
The top eight teams at the recently held T20 World Cup in Australia (the top four in each Super 12 group), including defending champions England and runners-up Pakistan, have already secured places in the 2024 tournament, with Afghanistan And Bangladesh, the second best team in the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings, also earn their place.
The ICC said in a press release that the last eight places for the 2024 tournament will be decided in regional play.
“While South Africa achieved qualification in 2024 thanks to their top eight finishes, Zimbabwe were unable to capitalize on their strong start to the season, finishing last in the Super 12 group to be sent back to the regional qualifiers,” the ICC said in the statement. .
Africa, Asia and Europe will receive two eligible spots, with one each for the Americas and the East Asia and Pacific region.
In the last two editions of the T20 World Cup, the first round saw two groups of four teams that included the countries that entered the event through the qualifying stage and the teams that finished between ninth and twelfth in the previous tournament.
The top two teams from each group in the first round join the remaining eight teams who have already qualified for the Super 12 stage.