With Dubai which is the governing body confirming the schedule, the ICC on Tuesday announced the full fixtures for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday. The most-awaited tournament which is set to be held in UAE will start from October 23 while the qualifiers will get underway from October 17.
The opening clash of the main event will be held between teams Australia and South Africa on October 23 in Abu Dhabi. The teams are divided into two groups – Group 1 and Group 2 with Australia, South Africa, England, West Indies will be joined by two qualifiers in Group 1; India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand will be joined by the other two qualifiers in Group 2.
Group 2 fixtures will get underway with a blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai. The two semifinals will be held on November 10 and November 11 with the final to be played on November 14. The teams vying to make the Super 12 include Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, PNG, Netherlands, Ireland, Namibia, and Scotland.
While the BCCI is the official host of the tournament, the tournament was moved out of India. The venues for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 are Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground.