Dubai: As the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup kicked off today in Oman, cricket fans can also rejoice that the governing body announces the dates of the next T20 World Cup, hosted by Australia in 2022.
Australia was originally scheduled to host the event in 2020 before it was postponed due to COVID-19 and has now been rescheduled for October 16 to November 13, 2022.
It is the first time Australia will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after a record women’s event, which was held in February-March 2020. The final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was won by Australia over India. in front of 86,174 spectators, a record crowd for women’s sport in Australia and the second-highest audience ever recorded for a women’s sporting event globally.
The 2021 event in Oman and the United Arab Emirates will play a role in determining who joins Afghanistan, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, the West Indies and host Australia, who have already qualified for the play. teacher of 2022.
These eight teams earned direct entry to the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Super 12 by virtue of being within the top eight in the ICC Men’s T20 International Ranking at the cut-off point before the postponed 2020 event.
All teams that reach the Super 12 stage of the upcoming T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates will get automatic qualification for the event in Australia next year.
The remaining four teams from the Super 12 stage of the 2021 ICC Men’s World Cup T20 will play in the 2022 Australia First Round.
Executive Director of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Local Organizing Committee, Michelle Enright, said: “Organizing what will be the biggest sporting event in Australia next year has the ability to lift the spirits of the nation and the timing of the event does not could be better for fans around the world. country to re-experience the joy of live sport. ”
“We saw both the 2015 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and the 2020 T20 Women’s World Cup the power of great events to bring people and communities together through sport and we are eager to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together. for a celebration of cricket and culture exactly one year from now. “