The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the rescheduled qualification pathway to the ICC Under 19 Menís Cricket World Cup 2022 in the West Indies, where 33 teams including Bermuda will compete for five World Cup spots.
The 14th edition of the event which takes place in the West Indies in early 2022 will involve Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe by virtue of their top 11 finish in the 2020 edition. The remaining five spots will be determined by regional qualification. Qualification for the 2022 edition of the U19 Menís Cricket World Cup was delayed by a year due to COVID-19.
The 33 spots will be decided by seven regional events starting in June 2021. Due to the depth in strength in the Africa and Asia regions, a two-division qualification pathway will take place.
Teams from the other three regions, Americas, EAP, and Europe will have a one division qualifying process, with the winner of each regional Qualifier claiming one of the five coveted ICC U19 Menís Cricket World Cup 2022 places.
The road to the West Indies which showcases the future stars of cricket will begin in Tanzania with the Africa Division 2 in June 2021.
The USA will host the Americas Qualifier and will be joined by Argentina, Bermuda, and Canada between August 18th and 25th 2021.
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said, ďThe ICC U19 Menís Cricket World Cup showcases the future stars of our game, with many top-class cricketers around the world having featured at this event. The qualification pathway also provides teams with the opportunity to display their progression at this level, with the likes of Japan and Nigeria qualifying for the last edition of the Menís U19 CWC for the first time ever. With 33 teams in the running for five World Cup spots I am sure we will see a highly competitive series of events and the emergence of players that will become household names in the future.Ē
ICC U19 Menís Cricket World Cup 2020 winning captain, Akbar Ali said, ďWinning the ICC U19 Menís Cricket World Cup for Bangladesh for the first time ever was a dream come true. To play in an U19 Cricket World Cup prepares you as an international cricketer, playing against the best teams in the world in front of millions of fans across the world. I wish the very best of luck to all teams competing for a spot in the U19 Cricket World Cup in 2022.Ē
All events are subject to COVID-19 arrangements if required at that time.
Event - ICC U19 Menís Cricket World Cup Americas Qualifier
Host Ė United States of America
Dates Ė August 18th Ė 25th 2021
Participating Teams - Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, USA