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ICC announce schedule for T20 World Cup

The tournament gets underway on October 17

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) have revealed the schedule for the T20 World Cup to be held in Oman and UAE. The tournament will kick off with a Group B clash between Oman and Papua New Guinea on October 17, which will be followed by another Group B match between Scotland and Bangladesh later in the day.

Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia, making up Group A, will be in action in Abu Dhabi on October 18. The Round 1 of the tournament will be played till October 22 and the top two teams from each group will join the eight main teams for the Super 12s, which gets underway on October 23.

The Super 12s will start with Group 1 contest between Australia and South Africa. England and West Indies will cross swords in the second game of the day in Dubai. Meanwhile, the iconic clash between India and Pakistan will take place in Dubai on October 24 at 7: 30 PM IST in the Group 2 opener. The Group stages will finish on November 8, with India taking on the second-placed Round 1 qualifier from Group A.

The first semi-final will take place on November 10 while the second one will be played the next day, November 11. Abu Dhabi will play host to both games. In case of rain, both semi-finals have been allotted a reserve day. The tournament will conclude on Sunday, November 14 in Dubai, with Monday acting as the reserve day for the final.

In case of day games, the matches will start at 3:00 PM IST while the day-night encounters will get underway at 7: 30 PM IST.

(ALL TIMES IN IST)

Round 1 qualifiers

Oct. 17 — Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 18 –Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 19 –Scotland v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 20 –Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 21 –Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 22 — Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (7:30 pm)

Super 12

Group 1 fixtures

Oct. 23 – Australia vs South Africa 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 23 – England vs West Indies 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 24 – A1 vs B2 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – South Africa vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 27 – England vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 28 – Australia vs A1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 29 – West Indies vs B2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – South Africa vs A1 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – England vs Australia – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 1 – England vs A1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 2 – South Africa vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 4 – Australia vs B2 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 4 – West Indies vs A1 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – Australia vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – England vs South Africa – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Group 2 fixtures

Oct. 24 – India vs Pakistan 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 25 – Afghanistan vs B1 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – Pakistan vs New Zealand 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 27 – B1 vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 29 – Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 31 – Afghanistan vs A2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 31 – India vs New Zealand – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 2 – Pakistan vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 3 – New Zealand vs B1 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 3 – India vs Afghanistan – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 5 – New Zealand vs A2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 5 – India vs B1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 7 – New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 7 – Pakistan vs B1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 8 – India vs A2 – 7:30 pm Dubai

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