The ICC has announced the full schedule for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 today. India was initially supposed to host the mega event. However, due to rising COVID-19 cases in India, the BCCI & ICC agreed to stage the event in the UAE & Oman.
The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will start on 17th October in Oman & Dubai will host the final on 14 November. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will commence with the Round 1 matches. Eight teams will compete in Round 1 matches to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the World Cup 2021.
Here are the Groups for Round 1:
Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman
The mega event will kickstart on 17 October with the Round 1, Group B matches between Oman & Papua new Genuiea at 2 pm (Local Time). On the same day, the other two teams of Group B, Bangladesh & Scotland will lock horns at 6 pm (local time) at the same venue.
Similarly, Group A teams will come into a face-off in Abu Dhabi on 18th October. The Round 1 matches will be played from 17th October till 22nd October. The top two teams of each group will qualify for the Super 12 stage.
The Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2021 will start on 23rd October in Abu Dhabi. The contest between Australia & South Africa will be the first match in the Group 1 round of the Super 12 stage. Two other teams from Group 1, England & West Indies will lock horns on the evening of the same day in Dubai.
The group 2 matches will start with a superhit clash between arch-rivals India-Pakistan on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium at 6 PM (local time). On the same day, Afghanistan will play their first match against the winners of Group B from Round 1. On the other hand, Pakistan will then come into action in Sharjah where they will lock horns with New Zealand on October 26. The final match of Group 2 will be held with India coming into a face-off with the second-placed Round 1 qualifier from Group A on November 8.
Abu Dhabi will host the first match of the T20 World Cup Semi-final on the 10th of November at 6 pm (local time). The Dubai International Stadium will host the second semi-final & the final matches of the T20 World Cup 2021 will be played on November 11 & 14. Both the semi-finals & the finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 have reserve day as well.
Abu Dhabi will host the first semi-final of the tournament on 10 November at 6 pm local time.
Super12 Stage Group 1 schedule
|AUS v SA||23 Oct||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|ENG v WI||23 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|A1 v B2||24 Oct||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|SA v WI||26 Oct||14:00 hrs||Dubai|
|ENG v B2||27 Oct||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AUS v A1||28 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|WI v B2||29 Oct||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|SA v A1||30 Oct||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|ENG v AUS||30 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|ENG v A1||1 Nov||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|SA v B2||2 Nov||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AUS v B2||4 Nov||14:00 hrs||Dubai|
|WI v A1||4 Nov||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AUS v WI||6 Nov||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|ENG v SA||6 Nov||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
Super12 Stage Group 2 Schedule
|IND v PAK||24 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|AFG v B1||25 Oct||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|PAK v NZ||26 Oct||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|B1 v A2||27 Oct||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AFG v PAK||29 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|AFG v A2||31 Oct||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|IND v NZ||31 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|PAK v A2||2 Nov||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|NZ v B1||3 Nov||14:00 hrs||Dubai|
|IND v AFG||3 Nov||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|NZ v A2||5 Nov||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|IND v B1||5 Nov||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|NZ v AFG||7 Nov||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|PAK v B1||7 Nov||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|IND v A2||8 Nov||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
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