The following is the schedule of media opportunities on Wednesday, 20 October at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021:
Namibia and the Netherlands play their Group A match at the Zayed Stadium on Wednesday at 14h00 local time. Both teams will hold their post-match media conferences about 15 minutes after the match.
Sri Lanka and Ireland play their Group A match at the Zayed Stadium on Wednesday at 18h00 local time. Both teams will hold their post-match media conferences about 15 minutes after the match.
PNG will hold a training session between 14h00 and 17h00 at Oman Cricket Academy Ground and they will hold their pre-match press conference with Charles Amini from 14h00
Scotland will not train, but will hold their pre-match press conference with Shane Burger from 14h15
Bangladesh will not train, but will hold their pre-match press conference from 17h30
Oman will hold an optional training session between 18h00 and 21h00 at Oman Cricket Academy Ground and they will hold their pre-match press conference from 17h45
Some points to note:
Clarity on Super 12 qualification - The teams that finish top of the standings in Group A and Group B, will take the position of A1 and B1 in the Super 12s. Therefore A2 and B2 will be taken by the second-place teams in each group respectively. It is not done on Round 1 group seedings.
In Oman – any accredited NRH media that are yet to collect their media gift pack are requested to do so between 2:30pm and 4:30pm tomorrow from Oman Cricket Academy Ground.
Accreditation for each day is being provided for both matches at a venue. So, accreditation for one match automatically allows you to attend the other one.
The media interactions will be held on a hybrid model, allowing a limited number of journalists to join in person with the global media allowed to join remotely. Those joining remotely, please login ahead of expected time of the media interaction.
NRH camerapersons are not allowed at the pre-match and post-match media conferences. Press conference clips will be uploaded on the Online Media Zone for TV channels and websites only. These cannot be shared on any Social Media platforms. Filming is not allowed inside venues on match days.
Those attending matches in Abu Dhabi need to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending a match, as per government guidelines. Cost is to be borne by the media.
Reporters wanting to attend any media conference need to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending a match at any venue. This is an event requirement, and the ICC has arranged for these tests. More about this can be found in our advisory here.