Muscat: Big Omani companies have come forward to support Oman Cricket (OC), which is going to host the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup on behalf of BCCI in October, and signed the agreements at Oman Cricket Academy in Amerat on Monday.
The chief guests of the ceremony Abdulsalam Al Murshidi, Minister of Oman Investment Authority and Basil bin Ahmed Al Rawas, Undersecretary of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth were present at the event along with the signing authority of the Oman Cricket Club, Pankaj Khimji, the Chairman of the board.
“The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is one of the major events hosted in Oman and will be extremely instrumental in gaining recognition for the sport in our country. Striking Sponsorship with leading companies will only help us put for the best for our participants and viewers of the game,” said Pankaj.
Dr. Amor Al Mataani, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation; Aladdin Abdullah Hassan Baitfadhil, Vice President, Consumer, Oman Telecommunications SAOG; Khalid Mohammed Al Fanah, Corporate Sustainability Manager, OMIFCO; Sanjay Anand, COO and Head- Jindaal Shadeed Iron and Steel; Ahmed Al Musalmi, CEO, Sohar International; Omar bin Mahmood Al Mahrizi, CEO of Sohar Free zone / Deputy CEO - Sohar Port and Ayad Ali Al Balushi, Chairman, Sohar Aluminum were present as the signing authorities of the respective sponsors.
Oman and UAE are hosting the event on behalf of the BCCI starting on October 17.
The Sultanate will host Group B matches of Round 1 involving Bangladesh, Scotland, PNG andthe Oman. Group A games involving Sri Lanka, Ireland, The Netherlands and Namibia will be held in UAE. Top two teams from each group will join cricket’s eight elite teams in the main Super 12 round in UAE.