Looking to ensure as safe and smooth a tournament as possible, the ICC has left no stone unturned ahead of this month’s Men’s T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
With roughly 2000 individuals – including broadcasters, staff and players – set to be involved in the tournament and many of those entering managed environments, the ICC are determined to create a setting that is safe from both a physical and mental health perspective. By doing so, teams will be allowed to focus on their pursuit of the T20 World Cup trophy.
“This is absolutely a cricket event, a Cricket World Cup,” Alex Marshall, ICC Head of Integrity, said. “It’s not a COVID event where there is some cricket being played.
“We want the focus to be on the cricket and we will make sure therefore that it is played in a safe environment where people can engage in their sport, enjoy the event and for the focus to be on winning for all the teams, not worrying about health concerns.”
Here, we look at the steps that have been taken to create that safe environment and what the tournament will look like for those involved…