Sri Lanka to host U19 Men’s World Cup 2024, Malaysia and Thailand to stage U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2025
The ICC on Sunday announced that Sri Lanka will host the U19 Men’s World Cup 2024, while Malaysia and Thailand will stage the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2025.
India won the 2022 U19 Men’s World Cup. (PTI Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Sri Lanka will host the U19 Men’s World Cup 2024, while Malaysia and Thailand will stage the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2025, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Sunday.
The hosts were selected through a competitive bidding process overseen by a Board sub-committee chaired by Martin Snedden. The ICC Board accepted the recommendations of the committee, who conducted a thorough review of each bid along with ICC management.
The 2026 edition of the U19 Men’s World Cup will be staged in Zimbabwe and Namibia, while Bangladesh and Nepal will jointly host the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2027.
India won the U19 Men’s World Cup 2022 after defeating England by four wickets in the final. The reigning champions India also won the title for a fifth time, the most successful nation in the tournament.
The qualification pathway for the 10-team Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 has been approved.
Eight teams will qualify for the tournament automatically, comprising the top three teams from each group of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, with the host Bangladesh (if not in the top three of Group 1) and the next highest ranked teams on the T20I Rankings as on February 27, 2023. The remaining two teams will be identified through the 10-team Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier.
Meanwhile, the qualification pathway for the 14-team Men’s 50-over World Cup 2027 was also decided with 10 teams gaining automatic qualification.
The 10 teams include South Africa and Zimbabwe as Full Member hosts and the next eight highest ranked teams on the ODI Rankings on a date to be confirmed. The remaining four teams will qualify via the Global Qualifier.