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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the 2024 edition of the T20I World Cup, set to be hosted in the USA and the West Indies, will have reserve days. The global cricket governing body accepted that the forthcoming tournament will have a reserve day provision for the final match as well as the two semi-finals. The decision was taken at the ICC’s annual board meetings, held on March 15, Friday. 

The ICC T20I World Cup 2024 is set to begin on June 2, with hosts the United States locking horns with Canada. With less than three months remaining for the marquee tournament, the committee took a few crucial decisions, which included having a reserve day for the summit clash of the tournament as well as the two semifinals. The finale of the tournament is set to be played on June 29, and the two semi-finals are scheduled on June 27. 

ICC announces reserve day for ICC T20I World Cup 2024

In their annual board meeting, the ICC confirmed that the tournament will have two reserve days. In their statement, the cricketing body said, “The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will have reserve days scheduled for the semi-finals and final and in the group stage and Super Eight series, a minimum of five overs have to be bowled to the team batting second to constitute a game, whilst in the knock-out stages, a minimum of ten overs will need to be bowled.” 

The ICC Board also approved the qualification process for the ICC T20I World Cup 2026 and said, “The event, which will be held in India and Sri Lanka, will see 12 automatic qualifiers. These will include the joint hosts along with the top eight teams from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 with the remaining spots (between 2-4 depending on host finishing positions) to be filled from the next highest-ranked teams on the ICC Men’s T20I rankings table as at 30 June 2024.”