Stadiums to operate at 70% capacity for the Twenty20 World Cup


Stadiums in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will operate at 70 per cent capacity for the Twenty20 World Cup, although conditions in Oman – where preliminary rounds are due to be played – are still to be fully assessed following a cyclone.

Tropical Cyclone Shaheen struck coastal areas of Oman, including the capital of Muscat on Sunday, just a week before preliminary round matches of the tournament commence on October 10

Some 3,000 fans would be accommodated at Al Amerat stadium in Muscat, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday, although the cyclone left streets in the Omani capital under water, prompted evacuations from coastal areas, and delayed flights in and out of the country.