ICC T20 World Cup: Abu Dhabi’s Tolerance Oval awaits approval to host IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup

Tolerance Oval at Abu Dhabi joins the list of stadiums as UAE gears up to host IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup- all you need to know
Tolerance Oval at Abu Dhabi joins the list of stadiums as UAE gears up to host IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup- all you need to know

Tolerance Oval at Abu Dhabi joins the list of stadiums as UAE gears up to host IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup- With UAE emerging as the safe base for T20 leagues amid COVID-19, the Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) has thrown own its new stadium ‘Tolerance Oval’. The stadium offers floodlit, broadcast-ready stadium with five playing surfaces. Now, It is awaiting ICC’s approval to host international matches.

The development comes after a busy schedule of Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the past 11 months. The venues have hosted as many as 81 ICC-approved matches over the time period, including T20s and T10 and a lot of matches are still lined up including ICC T20 World Cup and IPL 2021 Phase 2. The venue recently hosted 20 remaining fixtures of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021).

UAE will host 31 remaining matches of IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup between October 17 to November 14.

Tolerance Oval at Abu Dhabi joins list of stadiums as UAE gears up to host IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup

“If you speak to the best groundsmen in the world, they wouldn’t want more than five international matches on each of their surfaces. Our main stadium is now broadcast-ready for seven strips, and the Tolerance Oval is broadcast-ready as well with five strips. So we have 12 broadcast-ready strips, that’s 60 games,” Matt Boucher, ADC chief executive, told ESPNcricinfo.

“Tolerance Oval is another international venue in the Emirates. It’s not a 20-25,000 capacity ground. We have modelled it on the English county grounds and the Hagley Oval [in Christchurch]; we have grass banks around the perimeter, so 12,000 people at the most,” he added.

There are as many as 3 stadiums in UAE- Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium and Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Tolerance Oval at Abu Dhabi joins list of stadiums as UAE gears up to host IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup

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