Nepal directly enter Global Qualifier for ICC T20 world cup 2021

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Nepal directly enter Global Qualifier for ICC T20 world cup 2021

Source : ICC Media Release

Nepal has gained direct enty into the Global Qualifiers for the ICC T20 Men's Cricket World Cup 2021.

As per ICC's statement "The bottom four teams from the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup 2020 will join the regional qualifiers in the global qualification events along with the next four best T20I ranked teams as of 1 January 2020: Zimbabwe, Nepal, UAE and Hong Kong." This means Nepal won't have to play Asian Qualifier for the world cup qualification.

The 16-team Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which replaces a previously scheduled eight-team ICC Champions Trophy, will see 11 regional qualification events take place across the five ICC regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, East-Asia Pacific and Europe) with eight teams progressing to one of two global qualifying events.

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There will be 11 Regional Qualification events:

Africa

  • The two highest ranked teams in Africa as of 1 January 2020 will automatically qualify for the Africa final; Kenya (25) and Nigeria (40)#
  • The remaining participating teams will compete in one of two sub-regional qualifiers
  • The top two teams from each sub-regional event will progress to the Africa Final
  • The winner of the Africa final will progress to one of the global qualifiers

Asia

  • Participating teams will compete in one of two regional events
  • The winner of each regional event will progress to one of the global qualifiers

East Asia Pacific

  • Participating teams will compete in one regional final
  • The winner will progress to one of the global qualifiers

Americas

  • Participating teams will compete in one regional final
  • The top two teams will progress to one of the global qualifiers

Europe

  • The highest ranked team in Europe as of 1 January 2020 will automatically qualify for the Europe final; Jersey (26)
  • The remaining participating teams will compete in one of three sub-regional qualifiers
  • The top team from each sub-regional event will progress to the Europe final
  • The top two teams from the Europe final will progress to one of the global qualifiers

The 11 qualifying events will take place between March and September 2020. The two eight-team global qualifiers will take place between March and July 2021 and the distribution of the 16 teams across the two events will be confirmed following the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 when all participants will be known.