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Cricket News: Twelve teams will get direct entry to the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup

Cricket News: Co-host countries West Indies and the USA have been qualified for the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup along with the top eight ranked teams

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Twelve teams will qualify automatically for the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the West Indies and the USA. The qualification process for the two other marquee events, the women's T20 World Cup in 2024 and the Women's ODI World Cup in 2025, have also been finalized by the ICC in its meetings in Dubai on Sunday.

Cricket News: Twelve teams will get direct entry to the 2024 T20 World Cup | SportzPoint.com

The USA cricket team has qualified for the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup as a co-host

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The 2024 Men's T20 World Cup will comprise 20 teams for the first time. The qualification process is that the top-eight teams from the 2022 edition (to be hosted in Australia this October-November) along with the two hosts - West Indies and the USA - will get automatic berths for the league phase. However, the remaining two slots will be taken by the next-highest-ranked teams on the ICC T20 rankings as of November 14 this year. It will be taken via the automatic-qualification route of ICC.

In case West Indies finish in the top eight in this year's World Cup, then the top-three teams based on their ICC rankings on the cut-off date will make the grade. If West Indies fails to finish in the top eight at the T20 World Cup this year. Then the top-two teams in the rankings table will qualify for the 2024 edition.

The eight remaining slots will be filled via the ICC's regional qualifiers. That will comprise the top-two teams from Africa, Asia, and Europe, along with one team each from the Americas and the East Asia Pacific groups. Eight teams to get a direct entry for the 2024 women's T20 WC.

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Cricket News: Eight teams to get a direct entry for the 2024 Women's T20 World Cup

A similar qualification process will be adopted for the women's T20 World Cup in 2024, which will comprise ten teams. Eight teams will take the automatic route. The remaining two teams will emerge from a global qualifier. Women's Championship key to entry for 2025 World Cup.

The ICC Women's Championship 2022-25 cycle will play a key role in determining the teams for the next Women's World Cup. However, the next T20 women's World Cup will be an eight-team tournament. The ICC is yet to finalize the venue for this event but, it will be played in 2025. Although, it will be part of the next cycle of global tournaments between 2024 and 2031.

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It was also decided that the inaugural Under-19 Women's World Cup would be held in South Africa in January 2023. A total of 16 teams will be participating in it. It will be held before the Women's T20 World Cup which is set to go from February 9 to 26.

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