UAE stadiums at 70-per-cent capacity for T20 World Cup

The West Indies lift the ICC World T20 trophy in 2016. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

This year's Men's T20 World Cup, which starts next week in Oman, will mostly take place in stadiums open to fans at around 70-per-cent capacity.

Most matches will take place in the United Arab Emirates, where stadiums will be open at close to the 70-per-cent mark. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi (usual capacity 20,000) will also allow socially distanced 'pods' of four spectators to watch from its east and west grass mounds. The venue in Oman, the Oman Cricket Academy, has had temporary infrastructure built for 3,000 fans.

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