Canada has qualified for the T20 World Cup 2024 to be hosted in the West Indies and the USA. This is the very first time Canada has qualified for the T20 World Cup. However, they have featured in the ODI World Cup four times with 2011’s edition being the latest one.
Canada defeated Bermuda in the final of the Americas regional final to confirm their spot. In an 18-over clash, Canada emerged victorious by 39 runs. Four teams – Canada, Bermuda, Panama and the Cayman Islands battled in the Americas qualifier.
Opting to bat first at National Stadium, Hamilton, Canada posted 132/4. Opener Navneet Dhaliwal top scored with 38-ball 45 whilst Nicholas Kirton smacked an unbeaten 10-ball 26 runs at the end.
In response, Bermuda were wrapped up for 93 in just 16.3 overs. Jeremy Gordon and Kaleem Sana were the pick of bowlers for Canada to restrict the opposition to a small total. Both grabbed three wickets each. Terryn Fray scored the highest 30 runs (from 35) while Kamau Leverock scored 23 runs.
Canada has secured their spot, leaving just four remaining positions for the 2024 World Cup. Two of these spots will be determined through the Asian regional qualifiers, while the other two will be decided through the African qualifiers.
Ireland and Scotland qualified from Europe whereas Papua New Guinea also qualified through an East-Pacific qualifier.
Nepal has set their sights on earning a place in the event for the first time since 2014. The opportunity to secure one of the two available spots in the Asia qualifiers will unfold in Nepal, with matches scheduled to take place from October 30 to November 5.
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