The T20 World Cup 2021 came to an end with Australia winning the tournament for the very first time. With the T20 World Cup 2022 not too far away, seven host cities have been announced for the showpiece event in Australia.
October 16th will mark the beginning of the tournament. The T20 World Cup 2022 will reach its end on November 13. There shall be 45 games to be played. Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney are the venues for the marquee tournament. MCG is set to host the final of the T20 World Cup 2022, under lights. Meanwhile, Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval will play host to the two semi-final matches. The semi-finals will take place on November 9 and 10.
Eight teams have already earned a direct entry into the Super12 stage of the 2022 edition. These include 2021 champions Australia, runner-ups New Zealand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan and South Africa as the next highest ranked teams.
Delighted to announce seven host cities for T20 World Cup 2022, says Chris Tetley
“We are looking forward to seeing the return of ICC events to Australia and are delighted to announce the seven host cities for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Following the success of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 and a two year postponement, our sights are now firmly set on planning for the 2022 event in collaboration with the LOC,” Chris Tetley, Head of Events, stated in an ICC release.
“With 12 teams already confirmed in the line-up, we eagerly await the culmination of the qualification process to see which other teams will join them,” he further said.
Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and West Indies will play the first round of the 2022 event. As for the other four spots, teams coming from the qualification tournaments will be filling them. Two global qualifying tournaments will take place, one in Oman in February, and the next in Zimbabwe in June/July.
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