The much-awaited marquee clash between India and Pakistan in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to take place on October 24, a report in ANI confirmed. The global T20 meet is scheduled to take place in the UAE and Oman in October-November.
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 from October 17 to November 14. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have been placed in Group 2 of the Super 12s.
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Ever since the groups were announced the fans were eager to know the date of the high-octane clash and as it stands the match will take place on October 24.
“Yes, the arch-rivals will clash on October 24,” ANI quoted sources in the know of developments.
India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan placed in Group B
The groups, selected on the basis of team rankings as of March 20, 2021, see defending champions the West Indies pooled along with former champions England, Australia, and South Africa in Group 1 of the Super 12s, with two qualifiers from Round 1 joining them.
On the other hand, Group 2 will comprise former champions India and Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and the other two qualifiers from Round 1.
Eight teams will contest the first round including automatic qualifiers Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with the remaining six who booked their spot through the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia join Sri Lanka in Group A, whilst Oman, PNG, and Scotland will face Bangladesh in Group B