BOCA RATON/FL – USA: United States cricket administrator Mahammad Qureshi has congratulated the US national team on the fact that they will be involved in the 2024 ICC World Cup that will be played in the US and the Caribbean.
ICC confirmed the automatic qualification of the 12 teams for the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup which will feature 20 teams. The top eight teams from the 2022 T20WC in Australia, including hosts West Indies and the United States, as well as the next two highest-ranked teams on the ICC Men’s T20 rankings table as of November 14, 2022, will book their berth in the mega event.
If the West Indies finish in the top eight in the 2022 T20 World Cup later this year, three teams will advance based on rankings, whereas if they finish outside the top eight, only two teams would advance. A regional qualification process will then determine the remaining eight spots. Africa, Asia, and Europe will each have two spots available, while Americas and EAP will each have one.
Speaking on the occasion of the ICC making the announcement Qureshi said: “We are thrilled by the fact that the USA will be involved at the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup. The boys deserve to be in the big times as they have worked hard. There are other chances for us to be in World Cups before as there are some qualifying matches which can see us at the events in 2022 and 2023.
“However we are sure to be at the 2024 event and this will be a great day for the sport in America. I am happy to state that Cricket Council USA of which I am the chairman stands ready and willing to support our national team with whatever they require to make a success of the tournament.
“We have started to speak with USA Cricket and have indicated to them that we are ready to support with this venture and the initial talks concerning the construction of a stadium has gone well.”