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Muscut Cricket Stadium

Muscat Cricket Stadium alias ‘Al Amerat Cricket Stadium‘: Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, also known as the Oman Cricket Academy Ground or popularly called Muscat Cricket Stadium is a cricket ground in Muscat, Oman. The ground is owned by the Oman Cricket Board.

List of Cricket Ground in Muscut, Oman

Ground NameCityEstablished
Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat Cricket StadiumMuscat2012
Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 2)Muscat2012
Oman Cricket Ground
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Oman Cricket

The Oman Cricket Board, known as Oman Cricket is the Oman official governing body of the sport of cricket in Oman. Its current headquarters are located in Ruwi, Oman. The Oman Cricket Board is Oman’s representative at the International Cricket Council, gaining affiliate membership in 2000 and associate membership in 2014. It is also a member of the Asian Cricket Council.

T20 World Cup 2021 in Muscat Cricket Stadium, Oman

BCCI has confirmed that Oman will host the ICC T20 world cup along with UAE.

Pankaj Khimji, Chairman, Oman Cricket Board, said, “The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is one of the major events hosted in Oman and will be extremely instrumental in gaining recognition for the sport in our country. Striking Sponsorship with leading companies will only help us put for the best for our participants and viewers of the game. 

The T20 World Cup hosted by the BCCI in Oman and the United Arab Emirates kick starts on 17 October, 2021

Sri Lanka, champions in 2014, and Bangladesh, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands Oman, PNG and Scotland, feature in Round 1 of the 16-team tournament, being hosted by India in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman through to 14 November. The top two teams from each group of Round 1 will make it to the Super 12s

Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood said: “I extend a warm welcome to all teams who will be playing in our country in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to be turning out in a global ICC event on our home ground – to show the world what we are capable of as players and as a venue.”

  • Tournament kicks off with Round 1 match between Oman and Papua New Guinea
  • Oman will take on Papua New Guinea in the opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground on 17 October

The groupings

Round 1

Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands and Namibia
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman

(Top two teams from each group advance to Super 12s)

Super 12s

Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2.
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2 and B1.

(Top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals)

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Complete schedule:

Round 1

17 Oct: Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (14h00); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (18h00)

18 Oct: Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (18h00)

19 Oct: Scotland v PNG, Muscat (14h00); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (18h00)

20 Oct: Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (18h00)

21 Oct: Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (14h00); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (18h00)

22 Oct: Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (14h00); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (18h00)

Super 12s

23 Oct: Australia v South Africa, Abu Dhabi (14h00); England v West Indies, Dubai (18h00)

24 Oct: A1 v B2, Sharjah (14h00); India v Pakistan, Dubai (18h00)

25 Oct: Afghanistan v B1, Sharjah (18h00)

26 Oct: South Africa v West Indies, Dubai (14h00); Pakistan v New Zealand, Sharjah (18h00)

27 Oct: England v B2, Abu Dhabi (14h00); B1 v A2, Abu Dhabi (18h00)

28 Oct: Australia v A1, Dubai (18h00)

29 Oct: West Indies v B2, Sharjah (14h00); Pakistan v Afghanistan, Dubai (18h00)

30 Oct: South Africa v A1, Sharjah (14h00); Australia v England, Dubai (18h00)

31 Oct: Afghanistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (14h00); India v New Zealand, Dubai (18h00)

1 Nov: England v A1, Sharjah (18h00)

2 Nov: South Africa v B2, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Pakistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (18h00)

3 Nov: New Zealand v B1, Dubai (14h00); India v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (18h00)

4 Nov: Australia v B2, Dubai (14h00); West indies v A1, Abu Dhabi (18h00)

5 Nov: New Zealand v A2, Sharjah (14h00); India v B1, Dubai (18h00)

6 Nov: Australia v West Indies, Abu Dhabi (14h00); England v South Africa, Sharjah (18h00)

7 Nov: New Zealand v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (14h00): Pakistan v B1, Sharjah (18h00)

8 Nov: India v A2, Dubai (18h00)

Knock-out stage

10 Nov: Semi-final 1 (A1 v B2), Abu Dhabi (18h00)

11 Nov: Semi-final 2 (B1 v A2), Dubai (18h00)

14 Nov: Final, Dubai (18h00)

About the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

  • The seventh edition of the tournament comprises 16 teams and is being hosted by India in the United Arab Emirates and Oman
  • The tournament is being played at four venues – Dubai International Stadium, Oman Cricket Academy (Muscat), Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)
  • Hosts India and nine other top teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings as of 31 December 2018 received direct entries
  • The top eight were placed directly in the Super 12s and the next two – Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – joined six other teams coming through a Qualifier event in the group stage
  • Two teams each from the group stage, consisting of four teams each, will join the eight direct entrants to complete the Super 12s line-up.
  • If Sri Lanka and Bangladesh qualify from the first round, they will retain the seedings of A1 and B1 respectively for the Super 12s
  • The top two teams from each group of the Super 12s will make the knockouts, the matchups being – A1 v B2 and B2 v A1

For more information about Oman Cricket & venue, visit:

Website:  https://www.omancricket.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omancricketofficial/

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Oman-Cricket-464747200238334

Al Amerat Cricket Stadium | Ground information

Location:            Muscat, Oman

Coordinates:     23°29′17.1″N 58°29′38.3″ E

Establishment:  2012

Capacity:            3,000

Owner:               Oman Cricket Board

Operator:           Oman Cricket

Tenants :            Oman national cricket team

End names:       Al Amerat End & Pavilion End

ICC WC League Championship 2 Standings

Oman national cricket team

The Oman national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Oman and is governed by the Oman Cricket Board, which became an Affiliate Member of the International Cricket Council in 2000, and gained Associate status in 2014. The national side has played matches at Twenty20 International level.

Captain:              Zeeshan Maqsood

Location:            Oman

Coach:               Duleep Mendis

First ODI:            Oman v. Namibia at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek; 27 April 2019

Association:       Oman Cricket Board

Last ODI:             Oman v. Scotland at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat; 28 September 2021

Oman’s squad for 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Oman announce experienced 15-member group for T20 World Cup – ICC Cricket

Oman, the co-host of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, announced their 15-member squad for the tournament on Wednesday, 8 September.

  • The squad will be led by the veteran Zeeshan Maqsood
  • Ayaan Khan, Nester Dhamba, Khurram Khan and Sufyan Mehmood have earned World Cup call-ups,
  • Spinners as well gained making way to T20 WC i.e. Jay Odedra and Aamir Kaleem

Full squad for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup : Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud, Nester Dhamba, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Naseem Khushi, Sufyan Mehmood, Fayyaz Butt, Khurram Khan

Oman – ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021
Oman Squad for T20 World Cup 2021

Is cricket popular in Oman?

The sport is popular amongst Oman’s South Asian expatriate population, and has more recently been taken up by native Omanis. The governing body of cricket in the country is Oman Cricket.

In recent years, cricket’s popularity has grown significantly in Oman and it has become the second famous sport after football in the country. “The popularity of cricket has increased. It has now become the second sport behind football in schools and colleges”.


T20 World Cup 2021: Full schedule

List of T20 World Matches 2021 in Muscat Cricket Stadium, Muscut, Oman

17 October: Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat ((2pm)); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (6pm)

19 October: Scotland v PNG, Muscat (2pm); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (6pm)

21 October: Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (2pm); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (6pm)

Round 1

17 October: Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (2pm); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (6pm)
18 October: Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (2pm); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (6pm)
19 October: Scotland v PNG, Muscat (2pm); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (6pm)
20 October: Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (2pm); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (6pm)
21 October: Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (2pm); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (6pm)
22 October: Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (2pm); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (6pm)

Super 12s

23 October: Australia v South Africa, Abu Dhabi (2pm); England v West Indies, Dubai (6pm)
24 October: A1 v B2, Sharjah (2pm); India v Pakistan, Dubai (6pm)
25 October: Afghanistan v B1, Sharjah (6pm)
26 October: South Africa v West Indies, Dubai (2pm); Pakistan v New Zealand, Sharjah (6pm)
27 October: England v B2, Abu Dhabi (2pm); B1 v A2, Abu Dhabi (6pm)
28 October: Australia v A1, Dubai (6pm)
29 October: West Indies v B2, Sharjah (2pm); Pakistan v Afghanistan, Dubai (6pm)
30 October: South Africa v A1, Sharjah (2pm); Australia v England, Dubai (6pm)
31 October: Afghanistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (2pm); India v New Zealand, Dubai (6pm)
1 November: England v A1, Sharjah (6pm)
2 November: South Africa v B2, Abu Dhabi (2pm); Pakistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (6pm)
3 November: New Zealand v B1, Dubai (2pm); India v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (6pm)
4 November: Australia v B2, Dubai (2pm); West Indies v A1, Abu Dhabi (6pm)
5 November: New Zealand v A2, Sharjah (2pm); India v B1, Dubai (6pm)
6 November: Australia v West Indies, Abu Dhabi (2pm); England v South Africa, Sharjah (6pm)
7 November: New Zealand v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (2pm): Pakistan v B1, Sharjah (6pm)
8 November: India v A2, Dubai (6pm)

Knock-outs

10 November: Semi-final 1 (A1 v B2), Abu Dhabi (6pm)
11 November: Semi-final 2 (B1 v A2), Dubai (6pm)

Final T20 World Cup 2021

14 November: Final, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai (6pm)

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