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T20 World Cup: England organizes preparatory camp in Oman

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T20 World Cup: England’s preparation camp will be held in Oman.© AFP

In a move that will provide a major impetus to Oman’s capabilities in the cricketing world, Oman Cricket [OC] and the England and Wales Cricket Board [ECB] has confirmed that the England cricket team, heading for the T20 World Cup, is holding a preparatory camp in the Sultanate. The England camp started on 5 October and will continue till 15 October. The ICC T20 World Cup will be played in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November 2021. England team has been finalised.

Pankaj Khimji, President of Oman Cricket, said in an official release, “We look forward to welcoming the English cricket team and their families. I hope they get a chance to experience the culture and hospitality of Oman. It is indeed a pleasure. That’s it. Host them!”

England men’s team head coach Chris Silverwood said: “The ECB confirms a 10-day preparatory camp in Oman before the start of Group 1 matches. This is part of our effort to accustom the team to the conditions. We are grateful for the support.” For Oman cricket.”

England are placed in Group 1 along with Australia, defending champions West Indies and South Africa. The group will also include two teams from the qualifying round before the start of the main round of the World Cup.

Meanwhile, England all-rounder Sam Curran has been ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup due to a lower back injury ahead of the showpiece event.

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The ECB said that Curran complained of back pain after Chennai Super Kings’ Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

“The scan results revealed the injury. He will be flying back to the UK in the next few days and will have further scans and a full review from the ECB’s medical team later this week,” the ECB said in a statement.

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