DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cricket rivals India and Pakistan will probably be in the identical group on the Twenty20 World Cup.
The ICC introduced the teams Friday for the Oct. 17-Nov. 14 match.
New Zealand and Afghanistan are also in Group 2 with India and Pakistan, together with two nations making their means from the qualifiers.
Group 1 has defending champion West Indies, England, Australia and South Africa, plus two qualifiers.
The Board of Management for Cricket in India needed to transfer the occasion to the United Arab Emirates as a result of coronavirus pandemic. India stays the official host of the match.
The 2 teams are primarily based on crew rankings as of March 20, 2021.
“Given the disruption attributable to COVID-19, we chosen the cutoff date as shut as doable to the occasion to make sure we had been in a position to embrace the utmost quantity of cricket within the rankings which decide the teams,” ICC’s performing chief government Geoff Allardice stated Friday.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated each teams are “full of sides which can be extremely aggressive within the shortest format of the sport.”
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are among the many eight groups within the qualifiers for the Tremendous 12 stage of the match with Eire, Netherlands, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland additionally competing.
Dubai Worldwide Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy floor will host video games.
The ICC stated that the match’s schedule will probably be introduced sooner or later.
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