Edgbaston to transform into Fan Park for India, Pakistan T20 World Cup clash

Former India and Pakistan players will attend the event

Edgbaston to transform into Fan Park for India, Pakistan T20 World Cup clash PHOTO: AFP

Edgbaston Stadium will transform into a Fan Park for the India-Pakistan clash on June 9 in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Up to 8,000 fans can attend the match on Sunday, June 9, as per Warwickshire County Cricket Club's press release.

UK fans get a first-ever chance to watch on a big screen, with comedian Aatif Nawaz and former India and Pakistan players adding to the excitement.

Stuart Cain, Edgbaston's CEO, is thrilled about the Fan Zone, expecting an electric atmosphere like in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

“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.”

The Fan Zone offers live commentary, family picnic areas, cricket challenges, and cultural performances.

ICC's Chris Tetley emphasizes the importance of Fan Parks in globalizing World Cups, anticipating a lively atmosphere and an unforgettable experience.

“Fan parks are an important part of bringing World Cups to more people across the globe,” he said, “and we are delighted 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,” Tetley said.