The inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup will be played in South Africa in January 2023. The qualification process for this marquee event kick starts from June 3. A total of 16 teams will participate in the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup next year. As of now, 11 teams have already qualified. These 11 teams are ICC’s full member nations, including Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
There are just five spots remaining. Out of the five spots, four will be determined by the regional qualifiers and the fifth spot will be taken by the USA. USA is the only associate nation which is eligible to compete in ICC events in the Americas region.
For the regional qualifiers, 19 teams will fight it out for the four sports. The Asia qualifiers that will be played from June 3 to June 9 in Malaysia will mark the start of the regional qualifiers for the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup. Six teams, including Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Qatar and UAE will compete against each other in the Asia qualifiers for that one spot.
U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers
• Asia: 3 – 9 June (6 Teams)
• EAP: 3 – 5 July (2 Teams)
• Europe: 9 – 11 August (2 Teams)
• Africa: September (9 Teams)
America: USA earned direct Qualification
1 Team will qualify from each of the 4 Regions above.#CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/tdtOiUEBlE
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) June 1, 2022
Similarly, two teams, namely Indonesia and PNG will play the EAP qualifiers in July 2022 in Indonesia, two teams, namely Scotland and Netherlands will play the Europe qualifiers in August 2022 in Netherlands and finally the Africa qualifiers will take place in Botswana in September 2022 that will see nine teams, including Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.
What does the qualification pathways for the first-ever ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup look like 👀
Details ➡️ https://t.co/JgTg57lBAU pic.twitter.com/wwe6EeSo0K
— ICC (@ICC) June 1, 2022
Schedule – U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers
|Date||Event||Host||Number of participants||Number of teams that will qualify||Teams|
|June 3 – June 9, 2022||ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier||Malaysia||6||1||Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Qatar, UAE|
|July 3 – July 5, 2022||ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup EAP Qualifier||Indonesia||2||1||Indonesia, PNG|
|August 9 – August 11, 2022||ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier||Netherlands||2||1||Scotland, Netherlands|
|September 2022||ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier||Botswana||9||1||Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda|
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