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T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, All Teams, Host, Time Table, Venue

  • Oct 11, 2021
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ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the seventh T20 Cricket World Cup, has been scheduled between October 17, 2021 and November 14, 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. Initially, the tournament was scheduled to take place in Australia from October 18 to November 15, 2020. However, in July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the tournament would be postponed to 2021, due to the Covid pandemic. In August 2020, the ICC reaffirmed India's hosting of the 2021 tournament.ICC T20 World Cup 2021The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made the final decision on the host country for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and has clarified that BCCI will retain the hosting rights regardless of where the event takes place. Due to the COVID pandemic situation in India, IPL 2021 second leg is shifted to UAE. BCCI will host the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE & Oman. A final decision on the T20 World Cup 2021 venue has been taken. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the tournament will take place in the the UAE and Oman.Tournament T20 World Cup Year 2021 Match Type Twenty-20 Host Country UAE Organizer ICC Starting Date 17 Oct 2021 Last match date 14 Nov 2021  T20 World Cup 2021 Stage, Group and Team Details:Stage Group Teams Round 1 Group A Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands and Namibia Round 1 Group B Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman Super 12 Group 1 England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2 Super 12 Group 2 India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2 and B  Also Read- ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24  T20 World Cup 2021 ScheduleThere are 8 teams in round 1 playing matches into 2 groups. Group A has Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, Namibia and Group B has Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Oman. From each group, 2 teams will qualify. These 4 teams later will join already qualified 8 teams (India, West Indies, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan) in Super 12. Semi-finals to be played on 10 and 11 November. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Final is likely to be played on November, 14. T20 2020 World cup was postponed due to the Covid-19 until 2022 but T20 World Cup 2021 schedule should be the same as announced.All the match start times (hours) are given in India Standard Time (IST)Round 1 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 17-Oct-21 Oman Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 2 17-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Scotland 7:30 PM Muscat 3 18-Oct-21 Ireland Vs Netherlands 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi  4 18-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Namibia 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi  5 19-Oct-21 Scotland Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 6 19-Oct-21 Oman Vs Bangladesh 7:30 PM Muscat 7 20-Oct-21 Namibia Vs Netherlands 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 8 20-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Ireland 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 9 21-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Papua New Guinea 3:30 PM Muscat 10 21-Oct-21 Oman Vs Scotland 7:30 PM Muscat 11 22-Oct-21 Namibia Vs Ireland 3:30 PM Sharjah 12 22-Oct-21 Sri Lanka  Vs Netherlands 7:30 PM Sharjah  Super 12 – Group 1 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 23-Oct-21 Australia Vs South Africa 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 2 23-Oct-21 England Vs West Indies 7:30 PM Dubai 3 24-Oct-21 A1 Vs B2 3:30 PM Sharjah 4 26-Oct-21 South Africa Vs West Indies 3:30 PM Dubai 5 27-Oct-21 England Vs B2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 6 28-Oct-21 Australia Vs A1 7:30 PM Dubai 7 29-Oct-21 West Indies Vs B2 3:30 PM Sharjah 8 30-Oct-21 South Africa Vs A1 3:30 PM Sharjah 9 30-Oct-21 England Vs Australia 7:30 PM Dubai 10 01-Nov-21 England Vs A1 7:30 PM Sharjah 11 02-Nov-21 South Africa Vs B2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 12 04-Nov-21 Australia Vs B2 3:30 PM Dubai 13 04-Nov-21 West Indies Vs A1 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 14 06-Nov-21 Australia Vs West Indies 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 15 06-Nov-21 England Vs South Africa 7:30 PM Sharjah  Super 12 – Group 2 Fixture:Match No Date Match Centers Time Venue 1 24-Oct-21 India Vs Pakistan 7:30 PM Dubai 2 25-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs B1 7:30 PM Sharjah 3 26-Oct-21 Pakistan Vs New Zealand 7:30 PM Sharjah 4 27-Oct-21 B1 Vs A2 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 5 29-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs Pakistan 7:30 PM Dubai 6 31-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs A2 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 7 31-Oct-21 India Vs New Zealand 7:30 PM Dubai 8 02-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs A2 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 9 03-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs B1 3:30 PM Dubai 10 03-Nov-21 India Vs Afghanistan 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi 11 05-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs A2 3:30 PM Sharjah 12 05-Nov-21 India Vs B1 7:30 PM Dubai 13 07-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs Afghanistan 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi 14 07-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs B1 7:30 PM Sharjah 15 08-Nov-21 India Vs A2 7:30 PM Dubai  T20 World Cup 2021 Final & Semifinal Fixture:Date Teams Semi-Final | Final Time 10 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 1st Semi-Final 7:30 PM 11 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi-Final 7:30 PM 14 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC Final 7:30 PM Also Read- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20 format

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T20 World Cup: India look to fix batting order in final warm-up game against Australia

  • Oct 19, 2021
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Their preparations for the T20 World Cup off to a smooth start, and India will look to finalize their batting order for the tournament-proper when they face Australia in their second and final warm-up match on Wednesday. India will clash against Pakistan in their main event lung-opener on Sunday. The tournament will be Virat Kohli's last as skipper in the format besides being the swan-song for head coach Ravi Shastri. As Kohli pointed out before the preparation game against England on Monday, India's top three is already settled when KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting and the skipper coming in at the crucial no.3 position. Having made a stroke-filled 70 before retiring in the seven-wicket win over England, the young Ishan Kishan has also staked his claim for a place in the playing eleven. Rishabh Pant (29 not out) was promoted ahead of SuryaKumar Yadav and it remains to be seen where the latter bats on Wednesday. Rohit didn't bat against England and come Wednesday the right-hander is expected to get a go against the Australians. The talking point, however, remains all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who did not seem comfortable in his short stint against England. With Pandya not bowling, it remains to be seen whether the Indian think-tank will play him purely as a batter. India will also miss the sixth bowling option if one of the five strong attacks has an off day on the field. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had one against England on Monday, but Jasprit Bumrah was at his best. Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets, while Rahul Chahar was taken to task by the England batters. And come Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy are expected to get a look in before the main business begins. On recent form, since losing the home series against Australia 2-0 before the 2019 ODI World Cup, India was unbeaten in eight series in a row. Since the 2016 T20 World Cup, India have played 72 T20 matches and won 45. Australia also began with winning start to their preparations with Josh Inglis hitting two fours in the final over to help his team beat New Zealand by three wickets a warm-up match in Abu Dhabi on Monday. There was mixed news for Australia in their first warm-up as David Warner's horror run continued after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck. Adam Zampa (2/17) and Kane Richardson (3/24) impressed with the ball, but a middle-order collapse meant the Australians needed late cameos from Ashton Agar (23 off 18 balls), Mitchell Starc (13 not out off 9) and Inglis (8 not out off 2) to secure the win. The Aussies have never exactly been a huge force in the shortest format and it remains to be seen whether they are able to finally get thngs going at the biggest stage. Teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur. Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh Arrested, Released on Bail Over Casteist Remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

  • Nov 08, 2021
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Pakistan Television (PTV) has slapped a Rs 100 million defamation notice on former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar for walking out of a show on air last month after a heated argument with the host Nauman Niaz. Shoaib Akhtar had walked out of a PTV programme and resigned from his job as a cricket analyst after being told to leave the set by the host of the show at the state-owned channel while analysing Pakistan's victory over New Zealand at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. PTV has now sent a defamation notice to the mercurial sports star as his on-air resignation violated the clause and also resulted in financial losses for the channel. "As per clause 22, both sides shall have right to terminate his agreement by serving three months' written notice or payment in lieu thereof. Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar resigned on air on October 26 which has resulted into huge financial losses to PTV," the notice read. "Shoaib Akhtar also left Dubai during T20 World Cup transmission without any prior information to PTVC management. Besides, appearance on an Indian TV show along with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, which also caused irreparable losses to PTV," the notice further added.Also Read- Babar Azam Becomes First Captain To Score 3 Fifties In T20 World CupAkhtar has been asked by the PTVC to pay an amount of Rs 100 million as damages along with an amount of Rs 33,33,000, equivalent to a three-month salary to the organisation, otherwise, PTC "reserves its rights to initiate legal proceedings" against Akhtar before the court of competent jurisdiction, said ARY News. "Utterly Disappointed. After miserably failing to safeguard my respect & repute while i was working for PTV, they have now sent me a Recovery Notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law," Akhtar tweeted. Utterly Disappointed. After miserably failing to safeguard my respect & repute while i was working for PTV, they have now sent me a Recovery Notice. I am a fighter & will not give up & fight this legal battle. My lawyer @SalmanKNiazi1 will take this forward according to law.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 7, 2021On Tuesday, October 26 Akhtar had been treated badly and insulted on air by the host on the show. Discussing the match on PTV Sports' 'Game on Hai', Akhtar credited the Pakistan Super League's Lahore Qalandars team for discovering Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. Host Nauman Niaz took issue with Akhtar's comments and said: "You're being a little rude and I don't want to say this, but if you're being over smart, you can go. I am saying this on air." Akhtar, who was on the show alongside former players David Gower and Viv Richards, said he could not continue. "A lot of apologies guys, a lot of apologies," Akhtar said before storming off the set. "I am resigning from PTV. The way I have been treated on national TV, I don't think I should be sitting here right now.Also Read- Yuvraj Singh hints at comeback from retirement next year