All members’ teams including women’s teams will be awarded T20I status on July 1, 2018, while all member men’s teams will be awarded T20I status on January 1, 2019 following the cut-off point for qualification to the ICC World T20, 2020.
Rankings for women and men will be introduced in October 2018 and May 2019 respectively.
“We are committed to growing the game and T20 is the vehicle through which we’ll do this,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richards.
“We are particularly pleased with the unanimous agreement to award all T20 bilateral games international status and the move to create a global ranking system for T20Is...is a positive step forward,” the Chief Executive continued.
“We have already introduced a regional qualification pathway for the ICC World T20 in 2020 which is now underway and we will continue to evolve our qualification structures across all three formats to enable Members to play regular cricket and grow the game.” David Richards added.