UAE stadiums to operate at 70 percent capacity for T20 World Cup 2021

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Oct 3, 3:59 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter
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All the venues in UAE will have approximately 70 percent of maximum seated capacity during the World T20 2021. The tournament is slated to begin on October 17 and will be co-hosted by UAE and Oman. 

"We are delighted to be welcoming fans back to international cricket in both Oman and the UAE 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 the local governments in these regions for their support in ensuring fans could attend in a safe environment," said ICC acting CEO Geoff Allardice in a statement.

"The biggest sporting spectacle to have ever taken place in the region deserved to be played out in front of passionate cricket fans from all 16 nations competing and we are doing everything possible to keep it safe for all. It has been five years since the last Men's T20 World Cup and we can't wait for the world's best players to arrive in Oman and the UAE and showcase the very best of T20 cricket," he added.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah expressed his delight that the fixtures will take place in front of the spectators. 

"I am delighted that the ICC Men's T20 World Cup will be played in front of cheering fans both in the UAE and Oman. My sincere thanks to the government of the UAE and Oman for paving the way for fans to return. The anticipation for the World Cup, which is taking place after five years, is building with each passing day,” he said. 

The Men in Blue will begin their World t20 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai. 

The final of the World T20 is scheduled to be played on November 14 in Dubai. 

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