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Seven host cities in Australia announced for ICC T20 World Cup 2022

ICC T20 World Cup. Photo: ICC

Dubai, Nov 16 (MNN) Seven host cities have been announced for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

The event is scheduled to take place between October 16 and November 13 next year.

A total of 45 matches will be hosted across Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

The final will be hosted under lights at the MCG on November 13, 2022. The semi-finals will be hosted at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval on November 9 and 10 respectively.

Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 champions Australia and runner-up New Zealand plus Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan and South Africa as the next highest ranked teams will gain direct entry into the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and the West Indies will play in Round 1.

The four remaining spots at Australia 2022 will be filled via the ongoing qualification pathway, culminating in two global qualifying tournaments one to take place in Oman in February and the other in Zimbabwe in June-July.

Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: “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. 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.”

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