The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 will start on July 24 and conclude on July 31.
Featuring 10 teams, a total of 24 matches will be played across eight days. The 10 teams have been divided into two groups of five teams each.
While Group 1 includes Austria, Bulgaria, Guernsey, Luxembourg and Slovenia, Group 2 is made up of the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Norway and Switzerland.
Like the concluded Qualifier C and Qualifier A competitions, the upcoming Qualifier B tournament is part of the qualification process for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be hosted by the West Indies and USA in June.
As per the schedule, each team will play the other four sides in their group once in a round-robin format. While the top two teams in each group qualify directly for the final, the other eight teams - overall - will be involved in the play-offs.
The fourth-placed teams in Group 1 and 2 play the 7th Place play-off, while third-ranked teams lock horns in the 5th Place play-off. The 3rd Place play-off will see the runner-up of Group 1 face the runner-up of Group 2.
The eventual winner of the tournament will progress to the regional final, where they will be joined by Denmark (Qualifier C winner) and Italy (Qualifier A winner) - as well as Jersey and Germany, who have already secured a direct entry into the regional final.
If Ireland, the Netherlands and Scotland fail to qualify directly for the 2024 tournament, they will be involved in the regional final. The top two teams at the end of the regional finals will qualify for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
All the matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 will be played at two venues in Finland - Tikkurila Cricket Ground in Vantaa and Kerava National Cricket Ground in Kerava.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 final is scheduled to be played at the Kerava National Cricket Ground on July 31.
Where to watch ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 live in India?
Live streaming of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
There will be no live telecast of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 matches in India.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 squads
Austria: Razmal Shigiwal (captain), Shahil Momin (vice-captain), Habib Ahmadzai, Mirza Ahsan, Abdullah Akbarjan, Mehar Cheema (wk), Iqbal Hossain, Aqib Iqbal, Amit Nathwani, Armaan Randhawa, Jaweed Sadran, Umair Tariq, Mark Simpson-Parker, Ahsan Yousuf, Sahel Zadran
Bulgaria: Prakash Mishra (captain), Hristo Lakov (vice-captain), Jacob Albin, Sulaiman Ali, Aravinda De Silva, Rohit Dhiman, Kevin D'Souza, Saim Hussain (wicket-keeper), Mukul Kadyan, Ivaylo Katzarski, Dimo Nikolov, Omar Rassol (wicket-keeper), Asad Ali Rehemtulla, Delrick Varghese
Czech Republic: Arun Ashokan (captain), Naveed Ahmed, Sazib Bhuiyan, Sabawoon Davizi, Abul Farhad, Tripurari Lal, Smit Patel, Sharan Ramakrishnan, Divyendra Singh, Dylan Steyn, Ushan Thenannahelage, Ritik Tomar, Sameera Waththage, Sudesh Wickramasekara
Estonia: Arslan Amjad (captain), Vimal Dwivedi, Elias Hasan, Stuart Hook (wicket-keeper), Habib Khan, Maidul Islam, Ali Masood, Saqib Naveed, Murali Obili, Aditya Paul, Ali Raza, Ramesh Tanna, Marko Vaik (wicket-keeper), Kalle Vislapuu
France: Jubaid Ahamed, Zain Ahmad, Dawood Ahmadzai, Noman Amjad, Lingeswaran Canessane, Abdulmalik Jabarkhel, Ibrahim Jabarkhel, Hevit Jackson (captain and wicket-keeper), Rahmatullah Mangal, Rohullah Mangal, Gustav Mckeon, Pirakajan Pirabakaran, Abdul Rahman, Suventhiran Santhirakumaran
Guernsey: Josh Butler (captain), Luke Bichard, Isaac Damarell (wicket-keeper), Ben Ferbrache, David Hooper, Luke Le Tissier, Adam Martel, Declan Martel, Jason Martin, Oliver Nightingale, Tom Nightingale, William Peatfield, Anthony Stokes, Matthew Stokes
Luxembourg: Joost Mees (captain and wicket-keeper), Vikram Vijh (vice-captain), James Barker, Timothy Barker, William Cope, Amit Dhingra, Mohit Dixit, Shiv Gill, Atif Kamal, Saransh Kushretha, Pankaj Malav, Ankush Nanda, Anoop Orsu, Girish Venkateswaran
Norway: Ali Saleem (captain), Kuruge Abeyrathna, Usman Arif, Muhammad Butt, Nouman Butt, Ansar Iqbal, Raza Iqbal, Qamar Mushtaque, Mohammad Rahimi, Vinay Ravi, Sher Sahak, Rhys Saunders, Ahmadullah Shinwari, Aminullah Tanha
Slovenia: Ayyaz Qureshi (captain), Mark Oman (vice-captain), Muhammad Aqeel, Shahid Arshad, Awais Ikram, Mazhar Khan (wicket-keeper), Waqar Khan (wicket-keeper), Dileep Pallekonda, Primoz Pustoslemsek, Bhagwant Sandhu, Muhammad Siddiqui, Ramanjot Singh, Taher Muhammad (wicket-keeper), Nilesh Ujawe
Switzerland: Faheem Nazir (captain), Arjun Vinod (vice-captain), Noorkhan Ahmedi, Aidan Andrews, Kenardo Fletcher, Aneesh Kumar, Asad Mahmood, Osama Mahmood, Anser Mehmood, Sathya Narayanan, Ali Nayyer, Azeem Nazir, Jai Sinh, Ashwin Vinod
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B 2022-23 schedule, fixtures and live India match times
All timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Sunday, July 24
Austria vs Luxembourg - 1:30 PM
Norway vs Estonia - 1:30 PM
Guernsey vs Bulgaria - 6:30 PM
France vs Czech Republic - 6:30 PM
Monday, July 25
Czech Republic vs Norway - 1:30 PM
Slovenia vs Austria - 1:30 PM
Switzerland vs France - 6:30 PM
Luxembourg vs Guernsey - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, July 27
Guernsey vs Austria - 1:30 PM
Estonia vs Switzerland - 1:30 PM
Bulgaria vs Slovenia - 6:30 PM
Norway vs France - 6:30 PM
Thursday, July 28
Switzerland vs Norway - 1:30 PM
Bulgaria vs Luxembourg - 1:30 PM
Estonia vs Czech Republic - 6:30 PM
Slovenia vs Guernsey - 6:30 PM
Saturday, July 30
Austria vs Bulgaria - 1:30 PM
Czech Republic vs Switzerland - 1:30 PM
Luxembourg vs Slovenia - 6:30 PM
France vs Estonia - 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 31
7th place play-off - 1:30 PM
3rd place play-off - 1:30 PM
5th place play-off - 6:30 PM
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier B final - 6:30 PM
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