The ICC Board on Sunday, 10 April, revealed the qualification route to both ICC Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 while also confirming South Africa as the host of the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
For the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, automatic qualification of 12 teams was confirmed – the top eight teams from the 2022 T20WC in Australia alongside hosts West Indies and USA plus the next highest-ranked teams on the MRF ICC Men’s T20 rankings table as of 14 November 2022.
If West Indies finish among the top eight in Australia later this year, three teams will progress based on rankings and if outside the top eight, only two teams will qualify from the rankings table.
As the tournament will feature 20 teams, the remaining eight spots will be decided through a regional qualification process. Africa, Asia and Europe each will have two spots open, and Americas and EAP will have one each.
For the Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, eight countries will book berths to the marquee event automatically, including the top three teams from each group of the 2023 event plus the host (if not in the six) and the next highest-ranked team(s) on the MRF ICC Women’s T20 rankings table at a pre-determined date.
The remaining two teams will be determined through the Women’s T20 World Cup global qualifier.
The eight-team ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2025 will see the five highest-placed teams at the end of the 2022-25 ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) qualify automatically alongside the host which is yet to be confirmed.
The remaining two teams will be identified through a global qualifying event between the four bottom-placed teams in the IWC plus an additional two teams from the ODI rankings.
The inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 which will be staged in January next year as a 16-team, the 41-match event will be hosted by South Africa who were also the inaugural hosts of the Men’s T20 World Cup back in 2007.