ICC confirms automatic qualification for USA as co-host of Men's T20 World Cup 2024
USA Cricket welcomes the ICC Board decision today to award automatic qualification to the co-hosts of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, with both the USA and West Indies guaranteed places in the expanded Men’s T20 World Cup that will see 20 teams participating in it for the first time.
12 teams are to qualify automatically for the event. The top eight teams from the 2022 event will be joined by the two host Members, West Indies and USA, plus a number of the next highest ranked teams on the MRF ICC Men’s T20I Rankings table as of 14 November 2022, with the remaining places then going through Regional Qualifying.
USA Cricket is looking forward to co-hosting what will be a transformative, world class event alongside our co-hosts in Cricket West Indies in 2024. It will be a historic tournament where history will be made with a Cricket World Cup coming to North America for the very first time.
The ICC also announced the qualification pathway for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 where the USA Women’s National Team will have to come through the Women’s Global Qualifier where two spots will be up for grabs.
There was also fantastic news for the Women’s youth game with South Africa confirmed as the host of the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, to be staged in January next year - 16 teams will qualify - giving USA Women’s Under 19 team a real chance to appear in this inaugural event.