The road to the biggest-ever Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024 continues in July as Scotland and Papua New Guinea (PNG) prepare to host the Europe and East Asia Pacific (EAP) Regional Finals in July.
With qualification for the event having already commenced in 2022, these events represent the final step in the qualification pathway through to the main event, where 20 teams will be competing for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket in the West Indies and the United States of America (USA) in June 2024.
The Europe Regional Final will be held in Scotland from 20-28 July, and will see the hosts compete alongside Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Jersey, where the top two nations will secure a place at the global showpiece event.
The EAP Regional Final, taking place from 21-29 July, will feature Japan, Philippines, Vanuatu and hosts PNG, with only the winning finalist set to seal their spot at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.
Africa and the Americas are set to host their Regional Finals in the final quarter of the year, while the Asia Regional Final venue and dates will be confirmed in due course.
Cricket Scotland Interim Head of Performance, Toby Bailey remarked: “Hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Regional Final represents a fantastic opportunity for Cricket Scotland. We are looking forward to hosting one of the biggest European regional events ever and, after staging a successful series against New Zealand last summer, we’re pleased to be bringing more world-class cricket to our fans here at home.
“The squad is already working hard to make sure we go into the Qualifier fully prepared, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to qualify for the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup.”
EAP Acting Regional Development Manager, Rob Gomm said: “The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Final marks the biggest event the EAP region has seen, with direct qualification into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on the line. Each team has earned their right to compete for the opportunity and will no doubt perform their best on the big stage.
“I would like to wish Japan, the Philippines, PNG, and Vanuatu the very best for the event, and extend my sincere thanks to Cricket PNG for hosting what will not doubt be an incredible event.”
Regional Finals 2023
Europe (2 qualifying teams)
20-28 July 2023 – Scotland
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Scotland.
East Asia Pacific (1 qualifying team)
21-29 July 2023 – Papua New Guinea
Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vanuatu.
Americas (1 qualifying team)
30 September-7 October 2023 – Bermuda
Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Panama.
Africa (2 qualifying teams)
20 November – 1 December 2023 – Namibia
Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Asia (2 qualifying teams)
Dates & location TBA
Bahrain, Hong Kong, Nepal, Oman, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Winner of Sub Regional Qualifier A & Winner of Sub Regional Qualifier B.