16 teams are now playing in ICC T20 World Cup
Rules may apply in tournaments to be held between 2023-2031
Dainik BhaskarJan 14, 2020, 07:49 AM IST Sports Desk. The ICC is considering increasing the number of teams in the T20 World Cup. In this, 20 teams can get a chance. This year, 16 teams are taking part in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November. According to media reports, to increase the popularity of cricket in the world like football and basketball, the ICC can implement it in tournaments to be held between 2023-2031. According to the new format, the first T20 World Cup is to be played in 2024.
The ICC has proposed a big event every year before it enters the global media market. As the number of teams in the World Cup increases, viewership will also increase. Larger tournaments mean that chances of playing in the US will also increase. The ICC considers America a big market. Recently India and Windies matches were held in America. Teams from Canada, Germany, Nepal and Nigeria may also get a chance to play in it.
5 teams can be divided into four groups: There are two types of proposals for the event when there are 20 teams in T20 World Cup. The first should be made qualifiers among the lower order teams and they play with the top teams in the main draw. This format is still applicable. Secondly, five teams should be divided into four groups. After this, the top team of each group goes to the knockout stage.