Cricket fans from around the world are invited to Oman and the United Arab Emirates to “live the match” at the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, with tickets for each of the 45 matches on sale today.
Tickets are available for fans to watch the top 16 T20 teams in the world vying for the ultimate prize in the shortest format, with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup starting in Muscat on October 17 and ending in the United Arab Emirates on November 14. With prices starting at just 10 OMR and 30 AED respectively in Oman and UAE, the event is open to all cricket fans. Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.t20worldcup.com/tickets.
In the UAE, all venues will operate at around 70% of their maximum seating capacity, while Abu Dhabi has also introduced new socially distant ‘pods’ of up to 4 spectators on their east and west grass mounds. . The Oman Cricket Academy has built a temporary infrastructure to accommodate 3,000 fans.
The ICC and the BCCI event hosts have worked closely with the host authorities to ensure that fans can be accommodated in a safe environment and that COVID 19 protocols will apply at all venues.
The 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup is the largest sporting event held in the region and it will be the biggest global cricket event since the pandemic with fans in the stadiums.
The program features a plethora of key rivalry matches and tantalizing matches. The tournament kicks off with the first round match between Oman and Papua New Guinea in Muscat. While Australia and South Africa play the first Super 12 match on October 23 in Abu Dhabi, followed by the replay of the 2016 final between England and the West Indies also on October 23 in Dubai. One of cricket’s biggest rivalries, India and Pakistan, will take place on October 24 in Dubai.
For the full tournament schedule, see here.
ICC Interim CEO Geoff Allardice said: “We are delighted to welcome back fans of international cricket to Oman and the United Arab Emirates to enjoy the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Our thanks to our hosts BCCI, Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Oman Cricket as well as ” to local governments in these regions for their support in ensuring that fans can attend in a safe environment.
“The greatest sporting spectacle ever in the region deserved to be played in front of passionate cricket fans from the 16 competing nations and we are doing everything we can to keep it safe for all. It has been five years since the last FIFA Cup. Men’s T20 world and we can’t wait for the best players in the world to arrive in Oman and the United Arab Emirates and showcase the best of T20 cricket. “
Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary of BCCI, said: “I am delighted that the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup is being played in front of enthusiastic supporters in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. My sincere thanks to the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Oman for paving the way for the fans to return. The anticipation of the World Cup, which takes place after five years, is growing day by day. I’m sure we’ll have fans from different parts of the world to support their team. The atmosphere they will create will boost performance in the field.
“Ticket sales have started and I urge everyone to stay safe, follow health advisories and savor the experience.”
In addition to premium cricket, fans will also be able to enjoy a plethora of entertainment choices including DJs, fan zones and various other exciting activations around each venue, providing families and young people alike a lot of fun. .
Among the full member countries, Bangladesh, Ireland and the 2014 winners of Sri Lanka, there are also Namibia, the Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland who are all fighting each other. to qualify for the Super 12 stage. There are four places available joining Afghanistan, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies in the Super 12 stage.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup promises to be a show featuring world cricket superstars including Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan, Kieron Pollard and Babar Azam.
All fans wishing to attend matches should follow all COVID 19 protocols set out on the website www.t20worldcup.com/tickets and note the various stadium entry guidelines which will be updated in real time in accordance with the latest government mandates. .
Those who cannot make it to the UAE and Oman can also “experience the game” by watching the tournament live on TV and engaging on all of ICC’s digital and social media channels. An announcement regarding global tournament coverage will follow shortly.