With the announcement of Oman and UAE hosting the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 being made on Tuesday, Oman Cricket has reportedly decided to upgrade their facilities and look for a $2 million upgrade ahead of the tournament. The venue is said to be very basic as of now which the new budget will surely help in upgrading.
Oman’s cricket board also said that a lot will depend on the situation of COVID-19 in the country, as the country saw around 2000 positive cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, also reported a few deaths.
Oman Cricket board has three months before the tournament and they plan to fully utilize this time to upgrade their stadiums to the best of their abilities. Getting into the details of the upgrade, as of now, the stadium has no seating arrangements for the fans and no proper grass.
Looking to change that, Oman Cricket will be looking to provide seats, have a proper pitch and even a dwell TV display. Along with this two additional dressing rooms will also be in development to match along with the ICC requirements.
Oman Cricket will be hosting the initial matches which will be the qualifier for the main tournament matches that will be hosted in UAE. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea, who will be divided into two divisions for the preliminaries.