Next men’s T20 World Cup to be in played in a new format
The 2024 T20 World Cup will be played in a different format in which 20 participating countries will be divided into four groups of five teams each and the first round will be followed by a Super Eight stage.
In the 2021 and 2022 editions, the first round was followed by the Super 12. But in the next tournament, the top two teams from each of the four groups will progress to the Super Eight phase, where they will be further divided into two groups of four each.
Then, the top two sides in each of the two Super Eights groups will make the semi-finals, which will be followed by the final.
As many as 12 teams have already secured their berth in the next edition of the tournament to be played in the West Indies and the United States.
As hosts, the West Indies and the US take up the first two spots.
The top eight teams in the recently-held T20 World Cup in Australia (top four in each Super 12 group), including reigning champions England and runners-up Pakistan, have already gained spots for the 2024 tournament, with Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the next best teams on the ICC men’s T20I Rankings, also securing their spot.
The final eight spots for the 2024 tournament will be decided in regional play, the ICC said in a press release.