The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the groups for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which is set to take place from 17 October to 14 November in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
The two groups, which have been selected on the basis of team rankings as of March 20, are as follows —
Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, tbd, tbd
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, tbd, tbd
“We are delighted to announce the groups for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. There are some great matchups offered by the groups and it starts to bring the event to life for our fans as our first multi-team event since the onset of the global pandemic draws closer,” said ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice in a statement.
“Given the disruption caused by COVID-19, we selected the cutoff date as close as possible to the event to ensure we were able to include the maximum amount of cricket in the rankings which determine the groups. There is no doubt we will witness some highly competitive cricket when the event gets underway in just three months.”
More to follow…