ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifiers 2022 Schedule, Format Explanation

T20 World Cup Europe Qualifiers 2022
T20 World Cup Europe Qualifiers 2022

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifiers 2022: The road to the biggest ever ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024 starts in June with the first qualifying events taking place in Europe.

These events mark the first step in the qualification process for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, eventually culminating in a record 20 teams competing at the landmark event in the USA and West Indies in 2024.

Over the next two years, teams from across the globe will lock their horns in 15 pathway events, all with an eye on sealing a place on the world stage.

68 nations start their journey at Sub Regional Qualifiers, with 28 teams entering at a later stage once the outcomes of this year’s event in Australia are confirmed and the automatic qualifiers for 2024 are known.

The teams seeking to progress from the first step will be spread across 10 Sub Regional Qualifiers;

  • 16 teams from Africa (two events)
  • Eight teams from the Americas (one event)
  • Nine teams from Asia (two events)
  • Seven teams from EAP (two events) in addition to the 28 teams competing from Europe across their three events

T20 World Cup Europe Qualifiers 2022 Structure

20 teams will be competing at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, with 12 teams qualifying automatically, and eight teams determined through regional qualification pathways.

The 12 automatic qualifiers will be identified from the eight top-performing teams (top four teams in each Super 12 group) at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia alongside hosts USA and West Indies, with the remaining teams qualifying based on the next highest-ranked teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings as of 14 November 2022.

Eight qualification spots are available through regional qualifier events – two teams from each Africa, Asia, and Europe will qualify for the event, while the Americas and EAP regions will each have one team progress to the World Cup through their Regional Qualifier.

The teams competing in these Regional Finals will be formed based on the outcomes of Sub Regional Qualifiers.

Qualifier Event details

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe C Qualifier
Host – Belgium
Dates – 28 June – 4 July
Participating Teams – (8 teams) Belgium, Denmark, Gibraltar, Hungary, Israel, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe A Qualifier
Host – Finland
Dates – 12 – 19 July
Participating Teams – (10) Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Isle of Man, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier
Host – Finland
Dates – 24 – 31 July
Participating Teams – (10) Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional EAP A Qualifier
Host – Vanuatu
Dates – 9 – 15 September
Participating Teams – (4) Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional EAP B Qualifier
Host – Japan
Dates – 15 – 18 October
Participating Teams – (3) Indonesia, Japan, South Korea

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa A Qualifier
Host – TBC
Dates – 15 – 24 November
Participating Teams – (8) Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa B Qualifier
Host – TBC
Dates – 30 November – 6 December
Participating Teams – (8) Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda St. Helena, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania

T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe C Qualifier (Belgium)

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe C Qualifier
Host – Belgium
Dates – 28 June – 4 July
Participating Teams – (8 teams) Belgium, Denmark, Gibraltar, Hungary, Israel, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Date Match Group Venue Time(Local)
28 June 2022 Belgium v Gibraltar Group 1 Ghent Oval 11:00 AM
28 June 2022 Spain v Malta Group 2 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 11:00 AM
28 June 2022 Denmark v Hungary Group 1 Ghent Oval 4:00 PM
28 June 2022 Portugal v Israel Group 2 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 4:00 PM
29 June 2022 Malta v Portugal Group 2 Ghent Oval 11:00 AM
29 June 2022 Gibraltar v Denmark Group 1 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 11:00 AM
29 June 2022 Israel v Spain Group 2 Ghent Oval 4:00 PM
29 June 2022 Hungary v Belgium Group 1 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 4:00 PM
01 July 2022 Spain v Portugal Group 2 Ghent Oval 11:00 AM
01 July 2022 Hungary v Gibraltar Group 1 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 11:00 AM
01 July 2022 Malta v Israel Group 2 Ghent Oval 4:00 PM
01 July 2022 Denmark v Belgium Group 1 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 4:00 PM
02 July 2022 Group 1 (3rd) v Group 2 (4th) SF1 Ghent Oval 11:00 AM
02 July 2022 Group 1 (1st) v Group 2 (2nd) SF2 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 11:00 AM
02 July 2022 Group 2 (3rd) v Group 1 (4th) SF3 Ghent Oval 4:00 PM
02 July 2022 Group 2 (1st) v Group 1 (2nd) SF4 Royal Brussels Cricket Club 4:00 PM
4 July 2022 Loser SF1 v Loser SF3 7th Place Play-Off Ghent Oval 11:00 AM
4 July 2022 Loser SF2 v Loser SF4 3rd Place Play-Off Royal Brussels Cricket Club 11:00 AM
4 July 2022 Winner SF1 v Winner SF3 5th Place Play-Off Ghent Oval 4:00 PM
4 July 2022 Winner SF2 v Winner SF4 Final Royal Brussels Cricket Club 4:00 PM

T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe A Qualifier (Finland)

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe A Qualifier
Host – Finland
Dates – 12 – 19 July
Participating Teams – (10) Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Isle of Man, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey

Date Match Group Venue Time(Local)
12 July 2022 Italy v Greece Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
12 July 2022 Isle of Man v Cyprus Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
12 July 2022 Sweden v Finland Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
12 July 2022 Romania v Turkey Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
13 July 2022 Cyprus v Romania Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
13 July 2022 Croatia v Sweden Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
13 July 2022 Serbia v Isle of Man Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
13 July 2022 Finland v Italy Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
15 July 2022 Italy v Sweden Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
15 July 2022 Turkey v Serbia Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
15 July 2022 Greece v Croatia Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
15 July 2022 Romania v Isle of Man Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
16 July 2022 Serbia v Romania Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
16 July 2022 Greece v Finland Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
16 July 2022 Turkey v Cyprus Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
16 July 2022 Croatia v Italy Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
18 July 2022 Sweden v Greece Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
18 July 2022 Cyprus v Serbia Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
18 July 2022 Finland v Croatia Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
18 July 2022 Isle of Man v Turkey Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
19 July 2022 Group 1 (4th) v Group 2 (4th) 7th Place Play-Off Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
19 July 2022 Group 1 (2nd) v Group 2 (2nd) 3rd Place Play-Off Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
19 July 2022 Group 1 (3rd) v Group 2 (3rd) 5th Place Play-Off Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
19 July 2022 Group 1 (1st) v Group 2 (1st) Final Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM

T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier (Finland)

Event – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier
Host – Finland
Dates – 24 – 31 July
Participating Teams – (10) Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland

Date Match Group Venue Time
24 July 2022 Austria v Luxembourg Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
24 July 2022 Norway v Estonia Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
24 July 2022 Guernsey v Bulgaria Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
24 July 2022 France v Czech Republic Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
25 July 2022 Czech Republic v Norway Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
25 July 2022 Slovenia v Austria Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
25 July 2022 Switzerland v France Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
25 July 2022 Luxembourg v Guernsey Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
27 July 2022 Guernsey v Austria Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
27 July 2022 Estonia v Switzerland Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
27 July 2022 Bulgaria v Slovenia Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
27 July 2022 Norway v France Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
28 July 2022 Switzerland v Norway Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
28 July 2022 Bulgaria v Luxembourg Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
28 July 2022 Estonia v Czech Republic Group 2 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
28 July 2022 Slovenia v Guernsey Group 1 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
30 July 2022 Austria v Bulgaria Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
30 July 2022 Czech Republic v Switzerland Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
30 July 2022 Luxembourg v Slovenia Group 1 Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
30 July 2022 France v Estonia Group 2 Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
31 July 2022 Group 1 (4th) v Group 2 (4th) 7th Place Play-Off Tikkurila Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
31 July 2022 Group 1 (2nd) v Group 2 (2nd) 3rd Place Play-Off Kerava National Cricket Ground 11:00 AM
31 July 2022 Group 1 (3rd) v Group 2 (3rd) 5th Place Play-Off Tikkurila Cricket Ground 4:00 PM
31 July 2022 Group 1 (1st) v Group 2 (1st) Final Kerava National Cricket Ground 4:00 PM

 

Speaking on the commencement of the qualification pathway, ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said “We are delighted to see a record number of teams competing for places at ICC events as the Men’s T20 World Cup pathway begins in Europe.

The T20 format continues to drive the growth of the game and over the next two years, we will see new teams competing in ICC events for the very first time.

“A very warm welcome to Hungary, Romania, and Serbia who are making their debut, and thanks to Cricket Belgium and Cricket Finland for playing host to a record number of teams at this stage in qualification.

I would like to wish all the competing teams every success as they begin their journey towards the USA and West Indies in 2024.”

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