The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday introduced the rescheduled qualification pathway to the Below-19 Males’s Cricket World Cup 2022 within the West Indies, the place 33 groups will compete for 5 World Cup spots. The 14th version of the occasion which takes place within the West Indies in early 2022 will contain Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe by advantage of their high 11 end within the 2020 version. The remaining 5 spots will likely be decided by regional qualification. The qualification for the 2022 version of the U19 Males’s Cricket World Cup was delayed by a yr resulting from COVID-19. The 33 spots will likely be determined by seven regional occasions beginning in June 2021. As a result of depth in energy within the Africa and Asia areas, a two-division qualification pathway will happen.
Groups from the opposite three areas, Americas, EAP, and Europe could have a one division qualifying course of, with the winner of every regional qualifier claiming one of many 5 coveted ICC U19 Males’s Cricket World Cup 2022 locations.
ICC Head of Occasions, Chris Tetley stated: “The ICC U19 Males’s Cricket World Cup showcases the long run stars of our recreation, with many top-class cricketers all over the world having featured at this occasion. The qualification pathway additionally gives groups with the chance to show their development at this degree, with the likes of Japan and Nigeria qualifying for the final version of the Males’s U19 CWC for the primary time ever. With 33 groups within the working for 5 World Cup spots, I’m positive we’ll see a extremely aggressive collection of occasions and the emergence of gamers that may grow to be family names sooner or later.”
The highway to the West Indies which showcases the long run stars of cricket, will start in Tanzania with the Africa Division 2 in June 2021. The hosts, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone will likely be combating for 2 spots to affix Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda within the Africa qualifier in September 2021. The qualifier will likely be hosted by Nigeria who competed of their first-ever ICC occasion on the U19 Males’s Cricket World Cup 2020. The highest crew from the September occasion will safe their spot within the West Indies.
The Asia area which additionally has two divisions will see two qualifiers from Bhutan, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Thailand in Division 2 be a part of Malaysia, Nepal, and UAE 9 within the Asia Qualifier to be hosted within the United Arab Emirates with the highest crew qualifying for the West Indies.
The highest crew from the remaining qualifiers East-Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas will make up the Males’s U19 Cricket World Cup line-up. In Europe, Scotland will host the qualifier from July 30 to August 5 and can compete alongside Denmark, Guernsey, Eire, Jersey, and the Netherlands for the World Cup spot. The USA will host the Americas Qualifier and will likely be joined by Argentina, Bermuda, and Canada between August 18-25, 2021.
Lastly, the EAP qualifier which consists of Indonesia, PNG, Vanuatu, and hosts Japan will happen between September 28-October 4, with the winner reserving their ticket to the West Indies.
Europe’s initially scheduled Division 2 occasion was cancelled following in depth session with taking part Members, as the one out there window for internet hosting didn’t present an acceptable atmosphere for the staging of a global pathway occasion.
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