ICC T20 World Cup

The ICC T20 World Cup is an international cricket competition for the Twenty20 format of the game. First held in 2007, there have been 6 editions of the competition so far. The West Indies have won the competition twice, with Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and England all winning once.

The last competition was held in India in 2016, with the West Indies defeating England in the final by 4 wickets.

When is the T20 World Cup?

The ICC T20 World Cup was generally held every 2 years, however with the last competition last held in 2016 there will of been a 4 year gap.

The next ICC T20 World Cup was set to take place between the 18th October and 15th November 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place from the 17th October 2021 with the Final on the 14th November 2021.

Where is the T20 World Cup?

The 2021 ICC T20 World Cup was due be held in India, the second time they have hosted the tournament after they held the last event in 2016. However in June 2021 it was moved to the United Arab Emirates due to growing concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic in India.

United Arab Emirates


  • Muscat – Oman Cricket Academy Ground (Capacity – 3,000)

The 2020 ICC T20 World Cup was due be hosted by Australia for the first time at the below venues. However following the postponement of the event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia will now host the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.

Who is competing in the T20 World Cup?

There are 16 teams due to compete in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. India have qualified as the original hosts, with the 9 best teams as of 31st December 2018 in the ICC T20I Championships (who also played in the last edition of the World Twenty20) also set to compete: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

The remaining 6 places were decided by the 2019 T20 World Cup Qualifier held in the UAE with the following nations qualifying: Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland.

How do I get to the 2021 T20 World Cup?

Dubai International Airport is the primary airport in the UAE, being the hub for the country’s flag carrier – Emirates, as well as the low-cost carrier flydubai. There are over 140 airlines that offer flights to over 270 destinations across all continents of the world from the airport.

Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second largest in the UAE, being the hub for the country’s second flag carrier – Etihad Airways. There are over 30 airlines that offer flights to over 120 destinations in 60 countries from the airport.

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Hotels for the 2021 T20 World Cup

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in the United Arab Emirates by clicking here.

How do I get tickets for the T20 Word Cup?

Tickets for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup originally went on sale with prices starting at just starting $5 for Children and $20 for Adults.

To purchase tickets for the 2021 event and for further ticket information, please visit the official website here.

Further Information

T20 World Cup Official Website

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