ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 European Qualification pathway will see 24 countries take part in three sub-regional qualifiers, to be hosted by Spain, Belgium & Finland between between 16th May to 30th Jun 2020.
The three sub-regional qualifiers will consist of eight teams each, with the winner of the event progressing to Europe regional final, where they will join with Jersey (automatic qualification as top-ranked European nation and winner of the previous European finals in 2019) and compete for two spots into the global qualifiers.
Spain will be hosting teams from Italy, Norway, France, Bulgaria, Israel, Malta and Cyprus in Europe Qualifier A from May 16th – 22nd, 2020. Belgium will be hosting teams from Denmark, Austria, Romania, Czech Republic, Portugal, Isle of Man and Serbia in Europe Qualifier B from Jun 10th – 16th, 2020. Finland will host teams from Germany, Guernsey, Sweden, Luxembourg, Hungary, Gibraltal and Greece from Jun 24th – 30th, 2020.
Hungary, Romania and Serbia will be making their debut performances in ICC competition in the expanded regional qualification. Bulgaria, Greece, Luxembourg and Malta will be returning after a number of years, after having played in previous ICC events in the 2000’s/2010’s.
The 2019 Europe regional finals saw Jersey win the event and progress to the global qualifiers, with Germany missing out on the spot due to NRR difference of only 0.053.