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PNG to host Mens T20 EAP Qualifier Regional Final


Papua New Guinea will host T20 World Cup Qualifier Final for the East Asia Pacific Region starting 21-29 this month (July) at Amini Park, Port Moresby.


This T20 tournament will see Japan, Vanuatu, Philippines and host country Papua New Guinea battle it out with only the winning finalist set to seal their spot at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.


“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Final marks the biggest event the EAP region has seen, with direct qualification into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on the line. Each team has earned their right to compete for the opportunity and will no doubt perform their best on the big stage,” said EAP Acting Regional Development Manager, Rob Gomm.


“I would like to wish Japan, the Philippines, PNG, and Vanuatu the very best for the event, and extend my sincere thanks to Cricket PNG for hosting what will no doubt be an incredible event,” said Rob Gomm.


According to ICC Cricket PNG, with the qualification for the event already commenced in 2022, these events represent the final step in the qualification pathway through to the main event (World Cup 2024), where 20 teams will be competing for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket in the West Indies and the United States of America in June 2024.


At the same time, Scotland will host Europe Regionals Final from 20-28 July and will see the host competing alongside Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Jersey where only two nations to secure a spot at the global event.

"Hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Regional Final represents a fantastic opportunity for Cricket Scotland. We are looking forward to hosting one of the biggest European regional events ever and, after staging a successful series against New Zealand last summer, we're pleased to be bringing more world-class cricket to our fans here at home,” Cricket Scotland Interim Head of Performance, Toby Bailey remarked.


“The squad is already working hard to make sure we go into the Qualifier fully prepared, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to qualify for the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup," he said.


Meanwhile, Africa and the Americans are set to host their Regional Finals in the final quarter of the year, while the Asia Regional Final venue and dates to be confirmed later.

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