Just a few days after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021, the deeds of the 2022 T20 World Cup have been announced by the International Cricket Council. The 2022 T20 World Cup will kick off on October 16 with the final slated to be played at the MCG under lights on November 13. The 2022 World Cup will be held across seven cities in Australia, the ICC has confirmed.
Total 45 matches will be played across Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. The first semi-final of the marquee event will be held at the SCG on November 9, while Adelaide Oval will host the second semi-final on November 10.
2021 WC Champions Australia will accompany runner-up New Zealand, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, England & South Africa in the Super 12s stage of the tournament while Namibia, Scotland, two times champions West Indies & 2014 champions Sri Lanka will compete in the Round 1 fixtures.
Four more teams will join these teams in the Round 1 stage via qualifiers. The qualifiers will conclude with two global qualifying tournaments, one will be played in Oman in February & the other in Zimbabwe in June/July. Initially, the tournament was supposed to be played in the same timeframe but was postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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,” Head of Events, Chris Tetley said.
“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. 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,” Tetley added.