LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the warmup matches schedule for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, which will be played from October 17 onwards in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.
A total of 16 warm-up matches will be played between participant teams. It is pertinent to note that all of the matches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will take place behind closed doors – no spectators will be allowed attendance.
Pakistan will kick off their warm-up fixtures on October 18 against West Indies, and conclude on October 20 against South Africa.
The first set of warm-up fixtures will begin on 12 October, featuring all the eight teams in Round 1 of the tournament. Each team will play two warm-up matches, with these fixtures being played over the course of the next two days, starting with the clash between Papua New Guinea and Ireland in Abu Dhabi.
T20WC 2021 Warm-Up Schedule – 1
12th Oct, Papua New Guinea v Ireland, Abu Dhabi- 3.30 pm IST
12th Oct, Scotland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi- 7.30 pm IST
12th Oct, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi- 7.30 pm IST
12th Oct, Oman v Namibia, Dubai- 7.30 pm IST
14th Oct, Bangladesh v Ireland, Abu Dhabi- 11.30 am IST
14th Oct, Sri Lanka v Papua New Guinea, Tolerance Oval, Abu Dhabi- 11.30 am IST
14th Oct, Scotland v Namibia, Dubai- 11.30 am IST
14th Oct, Netherlands v Oman, Dubai- 11.30 am IST
The second set of warm-up fixtures will begin on October 18, and conclude on October 20, with the eight confirmed Super12 teams set to play two warm-up matches each.
T20WC 2021 Warm-Up Schedule – 2
October 18, Monday – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match 1 – Afghanistan vs South Africa – 3:30 PM IST
Match 2 – New Zealand vs Australia -7:30 PM IST
October 18, Monday – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match 3 – Pakistan vs West Indies – 3:30 PM IST
Match 4 – India vs England – 7:30 PM IST
October 20, Tuesday – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match 5 – England vs New Zealand – 3:30 PM IST
Match 6 – South Africa vs Pakistan – 7:30 PM IST
October 20, Tuesday – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match 7 – India vs Australia – 3:30 PM IST
Match 8 – Afghanistan vs West Indies – 7:30 PM IST