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2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

The 2021 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 ICC T20 World Cup was generally held every 2 years, however with the last competition last held in 2016 there will of been a 5 year gap. The last competition was held in India in 2016, with the West Indies defeating England in the final by 4 wickets.

The next ICC T20 World Cup was due to take place between the 18th October and 15th November 2020 in Australia but was postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 competition was always due to take place and will be held from the 17th October and 14th November 2021.

Where is the 2021 T20 World Cup?

The 2021 ICC T20 World Cup was due to take place in India for the second time (after hosting the 2016 competition), however in June 2021 it was moved to the United Arab Emirates due to growing concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The tournament will be hosted at the following venues:

United Arab Emirates


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

Who is competing in the 2021 T20 World Cup?

There are 16 teams due to compete in the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup. India 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, India, 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 2021 T20 Word Cup?

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

Where and when is the next T20 World Cup?

Following the 2021 edition, the next ICC T20 World Cup is set to be held in Australia in October/November 2022.

Further Information

T20 World Cup Official Website

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