New Delhi. There is good news about the T20 World Cup starting from October 17 in UAE and Oman. During the tournament, spectators will be allowed up to 70 percent of the capacity in the stadium. The ICC and the tournament’s host BCCI have got the approval from the UAE government. At the same time, the sale of tickets for the ICC T20 World Cup has started. The tournament will begin on October 17 in Muscat, while the final will be held in Dubai on November 14.
ICC Acting CEO Geoff Allardice said in a statement that we are delighted to welcome fans to international cricket in Oman and the UAE. Fans will get a chance to watch the T20 World Cup. Thanks to our hosts BCCI, Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Oman Cricket as well as the local governments of these regions for ensuring that the fans watch cricket in a safe environment.
He further said that the biggest sporting event of all time is going to be held in this region. In such a situation, we want that the enthusiastic fans of all the 16 countries participating in this tournament can enjoy this game. We are doing everything we can to make this tournament safe for everyone. It’s been five years since the last T20 World Cup and we can’t wait for the best players in the world to come to Oman and the UAE and do their best in T20 cricket.
Follow fans health protocol: Jay Shah
On this occasion, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said that I am happy that the T20 World Cup will be played in front of fans in UAE and Oman. I sincerely thank the UAE and the Government of Oman for allowing fans to enter the stadium. Ticket sales have started. My appeal is to stay safe and follow all the health protocols to enjoy cricket.
First match of T20 World Cup on 17 October
The first match of the T20 World Cup will be played between Oman and Papua New Guinea in Muscat on October 17. Bangladesh and Scotland will also clash on the same day. At the same time, the first match of Super-12 between Australia and South Africa will be held in Abu Dhabi on 23 October. India will play its first match against Pakistan on 24 October in Dubai.