Important information about the 2024 T20 World Cup has come to light. According to press reports, the T20 World Cup to be held next year can be played in June. A total of 20 teams will participate in the tournament. Previously in the World Cup played in 2022, the England team was proclaimed champion by defeating Pakistan in the final. At the same time, the Indian team had to miss out on the semi-finals.
According to a report by ‘ESPN Cricinfo’, the 2024 T20 World Cup can be played from June 4 to 30. It was further said in the report that the West Indies and the United States will host the World Cup. The World Cup will be played in 10 venues. It was said in the report that the ICC inspected some selected locations in the United States this week. This will be the first time that the United States will host a world tournament.
A total of 20 teams will take part in the tournament, with Ireland, Scotland and Papua New Guinea this week qualifying for the 20-team World Cup via the ICC regional qualifiers. Apart from this, teams from Australia, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, West Indies and USA have qualified so far.
12 teams had already qualified for the World Cup before the regional qualifiers. This includes the host West Indies and America. Other than this, the top 8 teams in the T20 World Cup 2022 are: Australia, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. While Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been ranked on the basis of international T20 rankings.
It was said in the report that this time the T20 World Cup will be played in a different format than the previous two editions. In the last two editions, the Super-12 came after the first stage. But in the World Cup to be played in 2024, 20 teams will be divided into groups of 5-5 for the first stage, in which the top 2 teams will qualify for the Super-8. The Super-8 teams will be divided into two groups of 4-4, with the top 2 teams from both groups reaching the semifinals.