For the first time in over two years, India and Pakistan will face each other in the upcoming T20 World Cup and according to ANI, their game will take place on October 24 in Dubai.
Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments confirmed the date. “Yes, the arch-rivals will clash on October 24.”
Last month, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had announced the groups for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted by the BCCI in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 17 to November 14.
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have been clubbed in the same group along with New Zealand and Afghanistan and two more teams from the qualifiers will join them later. Among all the matches, the game between India and Pakistan is much-awaited for the cricket fans across the world.
The main rounds of the 2021 T20 World Cup will take place in three cities — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The T20 World Cup will return after five years as the 2020 edition, which was scheduled to take place in Australia was later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
India was scheduled to host the 2021 edition of the tournament but the event was eventually shifted to UAE and Oman. Oman will host the qualifying rounds of the tournament which feature the likes of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ireland, among others.