The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed that 4 amongst 16 international locations will qualify for the event correct of ICC World T20 scheduled to be held in India in 2021.
The occasion replaces the eight-workforce Champions Trophy ODI event that was final held in 2017 in England.
According to an ICC media launch, 11 regional qualification tournaments will happen throughout the 5 ICC areas (Africa, Americas, Asia, East-Asia Pacific and Europe) with eight teams progressing to considered one of two world qualifying occasions.
Additionally, the underside 4 teams from the T20 World Cup 2020, will be a part of the regional qualifiers in the worldwide qualification occasions together with the subsequent 4 finest T20I ranked teams as of 1 January 2020. These 4 teams are Zimbabwe, Nepal, UAE and Hong Kong.
This means 16 teams will compete for 4 T20 World Cup spots in two world qualifiers with the highest two teams from every progressing to the occasion correct in 2021.
The 12 teams, which make spherical two of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia will acquire computerized entry into the occasion the next yr.
ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley mentioned: “The determination to change the Champions Trophy with a T20 World Cup in 2021 was pushed by our dedication to world development and use T20 as our automobile to try this. Of course that offered us with a one-off qualification problem.
“Our regional and world qualification pathways have been established and persistently present compelling and aggressive cricket and we didn’‘t need to lose that regardless of the tight timelines out there to us.
“We labored by means of quite a lot of choices along with Members and we’‘re all strongly in favour of this approach which allows for both global and regional competitions on the pathway to the ICC Men’‘s T20 World Cup 2021.” All Members who meet the ICC Event Participation Criteria (EPPC) will be eligible to participate in the qualification for the ICC Men’‘s T20 World Cup 2021.