Oct 4 (Reuters) – Stadiums within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will function at 70% of capability for the Twenty20 World Cup, the organisers stated, although circumstances in Oman, the place preliminary rounds are because of be performed, have nonetheless to be totally assessed following a cyclone.
Tropical Cyclone Shaheen struck coastal areas of Oman, together with the capital of Muscat on Sunday, two weeks earlier than preliminary spherical matches of the event begin on Oct. 17. read more
Some 3,000 followers could be accommodated at Al Amerat stadium in Muscat, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) stated in an announcement on Sunday, although the cyclone left streets within the Omani capital below water, prompted evacuations from coastal areas and delayed flights in and overseas.
The 16-team event was shifted to the Gulf states as results of a surge of COVID-19 infections in India, however the Indian cricket board (BCCI) stays the occasion host.
The ICC stated the BCCI and itself had labored intently with host authorities to make sure followers are welcomed in a secure surroundings and COVID-19 protocols are utilized in any respect venues.
“The T20 World Cup is the most important sporting occasion to be held within the area and will probably be the largest world cricket occasion for the reason that pandemic with followers in stadia,” the ICC stated.
“Within the UAE all venues shall be working at roughly 70% of most seated capability, while Abu Dhabi has additionally launched new socially distanced ‘pods’ of a most of 4 spectators on their east and west grass mounds,” it stated.
Dubai, which hosts matches together with the Nov. 14 ultimate, and Sharjah are the 2 different venues within the UAE.
The UAE is at present internet hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) with followers at a decreased capability.
(This story corrects event graduation date in para 2)
Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Siliguri, India; enhancing by Simon Cameron-Moore
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