Nepal and Oman Qualify for 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup through Asia Qualifiers
Nepal and Oman have secured their spots in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup through the Asia qualifiers. In the first semifinal, Oman defeated Bahrain by 10 wickets, with Aqib Ilyas taking 4-10 to restrict Bahrain to 106/9. Openers Kashyap Prajapati and Pratik Athavale sealed the chase with 34 balls remaining, earning Oman their third T20 World Cup appearance.
In the second semifinal, Nepal beat UAE by eight wickets at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur. Spinners Kushal Malla and Sandeep Lamichhane played crucial roles in keeping UAE to 134/9. Nepal’s opener, Aasif Sheikh, remained unbeaten with 64, securing their qualification for the T20 World Cup.
The 2024 T20 World Cup will feature 20 teams divided into four groups in the first round, with the top two from each group advancing to the Super Eight stage. Hosts West Indies, the USA, and several other teams have already qualified. Ireland, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Nepal, and Oman have now joined them. The final two spots will be decided in the Africa Qualifiers.
The tournament will take place from June 4 to 30, with matches hosted in various locations, including the United States, the West Indies, and other venues. West Indies will host the ninth edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup, while the USA is hosting an ICC tournament for the first time, as they were awarded joint hosting rights in 2021.