ABU DHABI CRICKET AND ABU DHABI SPORTS COUNCIL PARTNER WITH VPS’ BURJEEL HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE DISCOUNTED PCR TESTS FOR ALL ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP 2021 MATCH TICKET HOLDERS IN ABU DHABI
TICKET HOLDERS TO RECEIVE 50% DISCOUNT ON PCR TESTS AT SELECT LOCATIONS FROM THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER
“WE’RE COMMITTED TO MAKING THE ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP IN ABU DHABI AS SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE” – AL AWANI
Wednesday 20 October: Thousands of cricket fans attending ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 matches in Abu Dhabi can now get a required pre-match PCR test for half the current price at VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Hospitals.
Thanks to the partnership between Burjeel and Abu Dhabi Sports Council, each ticket holder to the 15 matches taking place at Zayed Cricket Stadium will be entitled to the half price offer and can avail it at any of three sites in the UAE capital by showing their official matchday ticket.
- Burjeel Medical City
- Burjeel Day Surgery Center Al Reem Island
- Burjeel Medical centers in Al Shahama, Al Shamka, and Al Zeina
Those facilities will all welcome ticketholders for the discounted PCR tests, which are required for entry to every match at Abu Dhabi Cricket, alongside a green pass on their Al HOSN App.
Fans attending the Super 12 stage opener between heavyweights Australia and South Africa, will be the first to avail of the half-price offer by taking their tests on Thursday, 21 October and receiving their results in time to be able to show a negative result within 72 hours of the match’s 2pm start on Saturday, 23 October.
Zayed Cricket Stadium will be able to host more than 10,000 fans for every match, with stadium capacities increased to 70 percent for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
“Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Burjeel Hospitals, and Abu Dhabi Cricket have come together for this initiative in order to safely accommodate all of those people on site and, at the same time, help reduce the cost on the paying public,” said His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
“We are committed to making the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as safe and accessible as possible to everyone coming to Zayed Cricket Stadium over the next five weeks, whether they are UAE-based cricket fans or they have flown in from around the world to join us in the UAE for what is the biggest sporting event the country has ever hosted.
“To ensure their safety, we have implemented robust measures in line with wider government policy. Every cricket fan entering Abu Dhabi during the tournament can be assured that we have taken every step possible to make the superb Abu Dhabi Cricket site the safest in the country.”
Omran Al Khoori, President Business Development VPS Healthcare and ADC Board Member added: “VPS Healthcare and Burjeel Hospitals enjoy a longstanding relationship with Abu Dhabi Sports Council as their official medical partner and we are extremely pleased to extend the benefits of this partnership to ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 ticket holders in Abu Dhabi.
“This will make our PCR testing affordable for thousands of cricket lovers, while continuing to help Abu Dhabi go from strength to strength in its recovery from the pandemic. The reduced rates will ensure the return of live sports and entertainment in Abu Dhabi upholding safety. The UAE has one of the best vaccination and testing rates in the world and this partnership will help maintaining Abu Dhabi’s reputation as one of the safest places in the world, with one of the best healthcare systems on the planet.”
The 15 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup games in Abu Dhabi got underway on Monday, 18 October and Zayed Cricket Stadium will also host the tournament’s first semi-final on 10 November.
For the full list of Covid and bio protocols for spectators, visit here.
Tickets start from as little as Dhs 40 for the Round 1 matches and from Dhs 50 for the Super 12 fixtures and can be purchased, here.