By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi [India], Oct 9 (ANI): Th8 Palm appears to be a favorite among cricket teams entering the UAE, as the England team have now booked the hotel for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. While the Chennai Super Kings first registered for the Indian Premier League, the Indian team also stays there during the World Cup.
Speaking to ANI, sources familiar with the developments confirmed the same. “Yes, the Indian players will have the English team as company as they will stay at Th8 Palm. Indian players who have completed their IPL duties have already moved into the hotel,” said the source.
While the Indian team will play their first game on October 24 against their Pakistani rivals, the players played in the United Arab Emirates in the second half of the IPL. The English team will play their first game on 23 October against the West Indies in Dubai.
England are currently in Oman and the players have a camp which started on October 5 and will run until October 15.
“The ECB confirms the 10-day pre-camp in Oman before the start of Group 1 matches. This is part of our efforts to acclimatize the team to the conditions. We thank Oman Cricket for their support,” said Chris Silverwood, manager coach of the England men’s team, said.
England are placed with Australia, defending champions West Indies and South Africa in Group 1. The group will also have two teams from the qualifying round before the start of the World Cup main round. .
The T20 World Cup kicks off with the first round Group B meeting between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea on October 17, with Scotland and Bangladesh, the other teams in Group B, meeting in the match. evening. Ireland, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia – which make up Group A – will be in action in Abu Dhabi the next day, with first-round matches running through October 22.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super 12 stage of the tournament, which kicks off on October 23. The first semi-final will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 10. The second semi-final will be hosted by Dubai in November. 11. Both semi-finals have reserve days. The clash of the tournament will take place in Dubai on Sunday, November 14, with Monday being the reserve day for the final. (ANI)