Australia’s T20 World Cup title will be held in less than a year. The International Cricket Council today confirmed the details of next year’s tournament in Australia.
The 2022 T20 World Cup will feature a total of 45 matches in less than a month at Adelaide Oval, Gabba, Gerald’s Cardinia Park, Hobart Bellerive Oval, Perth Stadium, MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground).
The semi-finals will be played on November 9 and 10 at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval. Final will be played Sunday, November 13 at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).
The tournament, which was originally scheduled to be held in Australia in 2020 but was postponed due to the epidemic, will now begin on October 16 next year. Australia will only have 11 months to celebrate their world title before defending their title.
Australia, winners of the tournament, were automatically selected for next year’s Super 12 round along with runners-up New Zealand. The other six teams in the world to reach the second round of the 2022 tournament are England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
The other four teams in this year’s Super 12 – Sri Lanka (2014 champions), West Indies (2012 and 2016 champions), Scotland and Namibia – will compete in the first round along with four other teams. The other four teams in the first round will be decided in February and March next year. These four teams will be determined by the global qualifiers.
The ICC will announce the full schedule of the tournament in January.
022 T20 World Cup
Dates: October 16 to November 13
Host cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Automatically qualified for Super 12s: Australia, New Zealand, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh
Automatically qualified for Round 1: Sri Lanka, West Indies, Scotland, Namibia, TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC