The International Cricket Council (ICC) has permitted participating nations in the forthcoming T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates to bring 15 players and eight officials.

IC has set September 10 as the deadline for participating nations to submit their final 15 players and eight officials, including coaches and support staff, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official. Only 15 players and eight officials’ expenses are covered by the ICC.

The T20 World Cup, which will be staged for the first time since 2016, will take place in Oman and three UAE cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, from October 17 to November 14.

The qualifying competition, which includes Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Ireland, will take place in Oman and one location in the United Arab Emirates until September 23.

Four teams will advance to the Super-12 stage, which kicks off on September 24 in the United Arab Emirates.

The ICC has told the boards that they have until five days before the start of the team quarantine period to make any last-minute adjustments to their squads. All international bodies will almost certainly announce a few additional players in their T20 World Cup squads due to the bio-bubble and quarantine laws in place. This is so that these players can join the team as soon as possible as injury or COVID-19 replacements.

Also in other news, ICC announced its desire to partner for non-exclusive media rights for the T20 World Cup in a press release. Additionally, the rights include the possibility of obtaining transmission and exhibition rights for the next event. The package also includes the live broadcast and highlights of all ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 matches, as well as a selection of ICC-produced programming. The ICC stated that it is eager to collaborate with organisations who share its desire to continue to promote and deepen global cricket engagement.