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ICC announce T20 World Cup schedule

By BetBarter Staff

August 17, 2021

The schedule for the upcoming T20 World Cup, to be held in Oman and UAE, has been revealed by the ICC. The tournament will kick off with Oman hosting Papua New Guinea in a Group B clash on October 17 in Round 1. The other game of the day will be played between Scotland and Bangladesh at the same venue. Group A teams - Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia will be in action on October 18 in Abu Dhabi. Round 1 will go on till October 22 and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 12s.

The main league, Super 12s starts on October 23 with a mouthwatering Group 1 clash between Australia and South Africa, followed by another riveting contest between England and West Indies. Group 2 will get underway with an iconic clash between India and Pakistan in Dubai on October 24. The Group stages will finish on November 8, with India taking on the second-placed Round 1 team from Group A.

The first semi-final will be played on November 10 in Abu Dhabi while the second semi-final will be played on November 11 at the same venue. The tournament will conclude on Sunday, November 14 in Dubai. All the three knockout games have been allotted a reserve day. The day matches of the tournament will start at 3:30 PM IST while the day-night games will get underway at 7:30 PM IST.

(ALL TIMES IN IST)

Round 1 qualifiers

Oct. 17 — Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 18 –Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 19 –Scotland v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 20 –Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 21 –Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 22 — Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (7:30 pm)

Super 12

Group 1 fixtures

Oct. 23 – Australia vs South Africa 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 23 – England vs West Indies 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 24 – A1 vs B2 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – South Africa vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 27 – England vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 28 – Australia vs A1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 29 – West Indies vs B2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – South Africa vs A1 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – England vs Australia – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 1 – England vs A1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 2 – South Africa vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 4 – Australia vs B2 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 4 – West Indies vs A1 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – Australia vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – England vs South Africa – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Group 2 fixtures

Oct. 24 – India vs Pakistan 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 25 – Afghanistan vs B1 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – Pakistan vs New Zealand 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 27 – B1 vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 29 – Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 31 – Afghanistan vs A2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 31 – India vs New Zealand – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 2 – Pakistan vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 3 – New Zealand vs B1 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 3 – India vs Afghanistan – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 5 – New Zealand vs A2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 5 – India vs B1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 7 – New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 7 – Pakistan vs B1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 8 – India vs A2 – 7:30 pm Dubai