Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Nov 22 2022, 6:01 AM

ICC introduces new format for 2024 T20 World Cup

image-lartnyumEngland won the 2022 edition of T20 World Cup [Source: Associated Press]

The 2024 T20 World Cup will be played in a new format. With more teams participating, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to tweak the format of the next edition, slated to take place in West Indies and USA.

Instead of the first round, followed by the Super 12 stage, the new format will have 20 teams divided into four groups of five teams. 

The top two teams from each group will head towards the Super 8 stage, where they'll be further divided into two groups of four each. The top two teams from each group will go into semi-finals, followed by the final.

12 teams have qualified for the next edition of the T20 World Cup.

In the previous two T20 World Cups, there was a qualifying round, which had two groups of four teams. It included teams that came through the qualifying stage and teams which finished between 9th and 12th in the previous T20 World Cups.

West Indies and USA have directly qualified for the World Cup as they are the host nations. Defending champions, England, alongside Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Netherlands have also qualified as they finished in the top-8 in the 2022 edition.

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