ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Format Revealed, World Cup 2024 to be held in different Format
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ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Format Revealed, World Cup 2024 to be held in different Format: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday confirmed the format of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 which is slated to be held jointly in the West Indies and the USA. The coveted tournament will have 20 teams in the first round which will be divided into four groups of five teams each.

Notably, the T20 World Cup in 2021 and 2022 was held with 16 teams in the first round followed by the Super12s. The top two ranked teams (of Group 1 and Group 2) in Super12s went ahead to play the semi-finals and eventually the winner of the semi-finals played out the final of the tournament. 

But, in the upcoming event, two teams from each of the four groups will proceed to the Super Eight round. The teams will further be divided into two groups of four teams each and the top two sides of each group in Super8s will head to the semi-finals. The final will be held between the winners of semi-final 1 and 2 teams.

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Interestingly 12 teams have already secured their place in the T20 World Cup 2024 with the USA and West Indies being the first ones to acquire a spot as they are the hosts of the tournament. The other 10 teams are – England, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the Netherlands.

The final eight teams will be filled after playing out the regional qualifiers in the coming months, said the ICC in a press release.

“While South Africa claimed 2024 qualification by virtue of their top eight finish, Zimbabwe were unable to capitalise on their strong start to the campaign, finishing last in the Super 12 group to be sent back to regional qualification,” the ICC said in the release.

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