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Twelve teams to get automatic entry in the 2024 men’s T20 World Cup

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In a major decision taken by the ICC on Sunday, for the upcoming T20 World Cup event, 2024. Twelve teams will automatically regain its status as active which will be hosted by USA and West Indies. In another milestone decision, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as well as the ODI World cup in 2024 and 2025 respectively have been finalized at the meeting held at the ICC Head Quarters, Dubai.

So, if we talk about the qualification criteria of the T20 Men’s World Cup squad, then see below,

  • In total and for the first time 20 teams will take part in the qualification process.
  • Out of these 20 Teams, eight teams will have to get qualified in the process whereas the co-hosts (USA and West Indies) will get an automatic entry in the T20 World Cup happening in 2024 making the total reaching at 10.
  • Additional 2 teams (out of twelve teams) will have an automatic qualification route but will be decided based on their ICC rankings in November 14th this year.
  • If West Indies emerge as one of the eight qualifying teams in the T20 World Cup tournament to be held in Australia this year, the top three teams will be decided on the basis of their ICC rankings, but if West Indies do not qualify, then the two highest-ranked teams in the ICC will qualify for the 2024 World Cup edition.
  • On the above criteria is fulfilled, the rest eight-team will be qualified by ICCs regional qualification criteria. The criteria behind the regional qualification are to select the top two teams from each continent for Example from Africa two, Asia – Two, Europe – Two, and One from each America and the East Asia Pacific Groups.

Now comes the T20 Women’s World Cup team 2024 for which the rules are almost the same.

  • Unlike, 12 teams in the men’s automatic qualification criteria, the women’s WC league will comprise of 10 teams.
  • Out of 10 teams, 8 teams will have the window of Automatic selection criteria.
  • The 10 teams will be divided into 2 main groups and therefore, the top three teams out of the 2 groups will get picked out based on their T20 rankings and will include the host team as well which is automatic as same as the men’s selection criteria.
  • In case the host team tops in the top six teams, then the next two high-ranked teams on the table will automatically qualify and the remaining two teams will be taken as global Qualifiers.

Women’s ODI 2025 World Cup selection process criteria:

  • The 2025 year’s team selection criteria will be based on the overall 2022-2025 cricket cycle and will be the key performing factor. This WC will be an 8-team tournament.
  • The Top five at the end of the Women’s Championship Cycle, which will also be including the hosts will gain the automatic qualification in the 2025 WC. The remaining two spots will be based on and decided at a qualifying event and will comprise of 4 -teams sitting at the bottom of the points table.

For this year’s T20 World Cup qualification, the host New Zealand has already qualified automatically along with India, Australia, South Africa and England. All these teams have qualified being the top 5 team in the cricketing cycle of 2017-21. On the contrary, teams like West Indies, Pakistan and Bangladesh got qualified based on their conduct in the ICC rankings throughout. These team were the worst affected by COVID omicron Variant and weren’t able to play in the qualifiers match last November, 2021.

Currently, the IPL season is ON and once it gets over, all the team will be prepping towards their new journey which T20 World Cup in Australia.

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