Big development, India to face arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24: T20 World Cup 2021
The much-awaited ICC T20 World Cup is set to commence on October 17. The world cricketing body revealed the groups of the teams in action last month and soon, the full schedule will be out of the tournament. Eight teams will face-off in round 1 first to qualify for the Super 12. The top 8 teams according to the rankings as of March 20, 2021, have already qualified for the main round and will fight it for the glory.
Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments confirmed the date. “Yes, the arch-rivals will clash on October 24.” 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 in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 17 to November 14. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have been placed in Group 2 of the Super 12s.
India and Pakistan, the arch-rivals, have been clubbed in the same group along with New Zealand and Afghanistan and two more teams from the qualifiers will join them later. Among all the matches, the game between India and Pakistan is much-awaited for cricket fans across the world. There are two groups in Super 12, in which six teams have been kept. Group-2 comprises India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and the other two qualifiers from Round 1. Group-1 comprises England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies.
The match is taking place, at a time when the ceasefire agreement on the border between the armies of India and Pakistan is being strictly followed.