The final two countries to earn a spot in the ICC T20 World Cup in the US and the Caribbean for the next year were Namibia and Uganda.
Uganda has achieved a historic first by earning the final African berth and rounding up the 20-team field for the ICC T20 World Cup, which will take place in the Caribbean and the United States in 2019.
After defeating Rwanda on Thursday in the Africa qualifiers, Uganda advanced past Zimbabwe, the erstwhile regional heavyweight, whom they defeated by five wickets on Sunday in their maiden victory against a full-member squad in T20 international cricket.
Uganda invited Rwanda to bat first and took 8.1 overs to reach the goal at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek, Namibia. Rwanda was removed for 65 following this.
Namibia, who participated in the 2021 and 2022 tournaments, was the second team from the region to qualify.
Eight teams in all have secured their places in the regional qualifying games. Papua New Guinea occupied the East Asia-Pacific slot, Canada qualified from North America, Nepal and Oman qualified from Asia, while Ireland and Scotland qualified from Europe.
The US and the West Indies are sharing hosting duties for the competition, which will be their first-ever big ICC event.
Based on their placement in the top eight of the last T20 World Cup, Australia, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka were awarded qualifying spots.
At the conclusion of the T20 World Cup last year, Afghanistan and Bangladesh qualified as the two next-ranked teams in the ICC T20 rankings.
There will be a main round and a knockout round for the 2024 competition.
Following the division of the remaining teams into two groups of four, the top two teams from each of the four groups of five advance to the Super Eights phase. The next step is the semifinals, when the top two players from each group advance.
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United States, and West Indies are the teams competing in the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup.