Road to T20 World Cup 2024 goes through Scotland and PNG
Scotland and PNG are set to host the Europe and East Asia Pacific (EAP) Regional Finals respectively in July as the T20 World Cup 2024 Qualification Pathway reaches its business end.
The Pathway events began in 2022 but the Regional Finals will provide teams with the last chance to book their tickets for the marquee T20 event next year in the Caribbean Islands and USA that is set to feature 20 teams.
The Europe Regional Final will be held from 20-28 July in Scotland and will feature the hosts alongside Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Jersey. Two teams will have the opportunity to book their tickets for the 2024 T20 World Cup.
The EAP Regional Final will take place between 21-29 July, with Japan, Philippines, Vanuatu and hosts PNG fighting it out for one spot.
The Americas and Africa are set to host their Regional Finals in Setember-October and November-December later this year, while the hosts and dates for Asia Regional Final will be confirmed in due course.
Speaking on hosting the Europe Regional Final, Cricket Scotland Interim Head of Performance Toby Bailey said: "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.”