The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday (August 17) announced the schedule of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The Cricket’s mega-event will begin from 17 October, with the Round 1 Group B encounter between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea. The Final will be played in Dubai on 14 November in UAE and Oman.
India will start their ICC T20 World Cup campaign against the arch-rivals Pakistan in Group 2 on October 24 in Dubai.
“The tournament will begin with the Round 1 Group B encounter between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea at 2 pm local time on 17 October, with Scotland and Bangladesh, the other teams in Group B, clashing in the evening match at 6 pm,” said ICC in a statement
“Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Namibia – making up Group A – will be in action in Abu Dhabi the next day, with Round 1 matches running till 22 October. The top two teams in each group will proceed to the Super12 stage of the tournament, beginning on 23 October.”
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Groups
Group 1: West Indies, England, Australia, and South Africa, (Two of Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia)
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan, (Two of Oman, PNG, Scotland, and Bangladesh)
In Group 1 Australia will take on South Africa on October 23 in Abu Dhabi. England and Australia will play against each other on October 30 in Sharjah. In Group 2, India will begin their campaign against Pakistan on October 24. Then they will play against New Zealand and Afghanistan on October 31 (Dubai) and November 3 (Dubai) respectively.
The semi-finals of the T20 World Cup will take place on November 10 and November 11 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively. The final will be held in Dubai on November 14. In case of any rain interruptions, both the semi-finals and finals have reserve days.