International Cricket Council (ICC) ICC Monday announced the format of the T20 World Cup 2024, to be hosted by West Indies and America, which it said was markedly different from the previous events.
Acoording to the International cricket Council, In the next T20 World Cup, 20 teams will be divided into four groups and two teams from each group will qualify to the Super 8 stage Then, the top two teams from each group will progress through to the semi-finals and followed by the final .
“The 20-team tournament proper in 2024 will work in two phases before the knockouts, though in a different framework from the First Round/Super 12 format at the 2021 and 2022 editions,” the council said.
The last two editions of the tournament had a Round 1 stage, where eight teams were divided into two groups of four each with the two top teams, progressing through to the Super 12s.
Round 1 was played by teams who came into the tournament through the regional qualification pathway and the teams who finished between 9th to 12th in the previous T20 World Cup.
The two teams from each group then joined the already qualified teams for the Super 12 stage of the tournament. West Indies and the USA have automatically qualified being the hosts of the tournament.