T20 extravaganza for Birmingham

Edgbaston to host India v Pakistan T20 World Cup Fan Park.

Edgbaston Stadium is set to transform into a huge Fan Park for the eagerly-anticipated India vs Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup match next month.

Up to 8,000 fans are expected to gather at Edgbaston for the game on Sunday 9 June after the ICC confirmed the ground among just a handful of host venues globally.

The India vs Pakistan match is expected to be one of the highlights of the tournament which gets underway in the USA and West Indies on 1st June.

And for the first time ever the ICC are giving UK fans an opportunity to watch it live from Edgbaston Stadium where the piazza will be turned into a family festival of cricket.

Fans will be able to watch the action on a big screen and enjoy the build-up as comedian and cricket commentator Aatif Nawaz takes to the stage alongside former India and Pakistan players including Yasir Arafat.

Edgbaston Chief Executive Stuart Cain, said: “We’re the only venue in the country to have been chosen by the ICC as a T20 World Cup Fan Zone location which is amazing.

“It’s an opportunity for our local communities to really feel part of the T20 World Cup experience and I’m sure it will be a fantastic occasion.

“Pakistan and India fans generated an electric atmosphere here in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and I’ve no doubt we can get close to replicating that in the Fan Zone.”

As well as being able to see the match on large screens with live commentary, fans will also be able to access a large family picnic area with activities including cricket skill challenges and cultural performances from both the Indian and Pakistan communities.

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ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley explained the significance of the event. He said: “Fan parks are an important part of bringing World Cups to more people across the globe and we are delighted that Edgbaston Stadium will be hosting the screening of one of cricket’s biggest rivalries.

“I am sure there will be a great atmosphere on the day and based on previous India and Pakistan matches that have taken place at Edgbaston it will be an occasion not to be missed.”

Gates are set to open at 1pm on the day before the live feed of the game starts at 3.30pm.