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Oman in the fray to co-host T20 World Cup

The Oman Cricket Stadium
The Oman Cricket Stadium

Oman has emerged as a potential co-host of the upcoming ICC Twenty20 World Cup alongside the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Oman Cricket (OC) officials, including its head Pankaj Khimji, had a meeting with the officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Dubai recently.

One of the options on the table is to hold the first-round matches in the capital city of Muscat, with Oman featuring as one of the sides in the 16-team tournament.

After its June 1 meeting, the ICC had stated that it's on the lookout for another venue that could add to the three grounds in the UAE - Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Oman has two grounds, both recognized by the ICC.

In the first round of the T20 World Cup, eight qualifying teams - Sri Lanka, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Oman, Bangladesh, Namibia, Netherlands and Scotland - will play the first-round between October 18 and 23 before the Super 12 stage begins on October 24.