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ICC World Twenty 20 Schedule: ICC World Twenty 20 Starts March 16, 2014

Screenshot_6The ICC World Twenty20 (also referred to as the ICC World T20 or the T20 World Cup) will be played in Bangladesh from March 16, 2014 – April 6 2014.

This is the 5th World Twenty20 cricket.

Teams: 16 teams

The Top 8 Test teams enter directly into super 10 stage and Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, who finished outside the top eight, will compete with six other qualifying teams (Afghanistan, Ireland, Nepal, Hong Kong, UAE and Netherlands) in the first round from March 16 to 21 for the remaining two places in the Super 10 groups.

Final:  April 06, 2014 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on

Total prize money: $3 million.

Group A – Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong
Group B – Zimbabwe, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands

The two groups of the Super 10 stage are:

Group 1 – Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Group B Qualifier 1
Group 2 – West Indies, India, Pakistan, Australia, Group A Qualifier 1

ICC World Twenty20 (also referred to as the ICC World T20 or the T20 World Cup)

Schedule ICC T20 World Cup

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Sun Mar 16- Group A : 1st T20 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Sun Mar 16- Group A : 2nd T20 – Hong Kong vs Nepal
Mon Mar 17- Group B : 3rd T20 – Ireland vs Zimbabwe
Mon Mar 17- Group B : 4th T20 – Netherlands vs United Arab Emirates
Tue Mar 18- Group A : 5th T20 – Afghanistan vs Hong Kong
Tue Mar 18- Group A : 6th T20 – Bangladesh vs Nepal
Wed Mar 19- Group B : 7th T20 – Netherlands vs Zimbabwe
Wed Mar 19- Group B : 8th T20 – Ireland vs United Arab Emirates
Thu Mar 20- Group A : 9th T20 – Afghanistan vs Nepal
Thu Mar 20- Group A : 10th T20 – Bangladesh vs Hong Kong
Fri Mar 21- Group B : 11th T20 – Zimbabwe vs United Arab Emirates
Fri Mar 21- Group B : 12th T20 – Ireland vs Netherlands

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Fri Mar 21 – Group 2 : 13th T20 – India vs Pakistan
Sat Mar 22 – Group 1 : 14th T20 – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
Sat Mar 22 – Group 1 : 15th T20 – England vs New Zealand
Sun Mar 23 – Group 2 : 16th T20 – Pakistan vs Australia
Sun Mar 23 – Group 2 : 17th T20 – West Indies vs India
Mon Mar 24 – Group 1 : 18th T20 – New Zealand vs South Africa
Mon Mar 24 – Group 1 : 19th T20 – Sri Lanka vs TBC (Qualifier B1)
Tue Mar 25 – Group 2 : 20th T20 – West Indies vs TBC (Qualifier A1)
Thu Mar 27 – Group 1 : 21st T20 – South Africa vs TBC (Qualifier B1)
Thu Mar 27 – Group 1 : 22nd T20 – England vs Sri Lanka
Fri Mar 28 – Group 2 : 23rd T20 – West Indies vs Australia
Fri Mar 28 – Group 2 : 24th T20 – India vs TBC (Qualifier A1)
Sat Mar 29 – Group 1 : 25th T20 – New Zealand vs TBC (Qualifier B1)
Sat Mar 29 – Group 1 : 26th T20 – England vs South Africa
Sun Mar 30 – Group 2 : 27th T20 – Pakistan vs TBC (Qualifier A1)
Sun Mar 30 – Group 2 : 28th T20 – India vs Australia
Mon Mar 31 – Group 1 : 29th T20 – England vs TBC (Qualifier B1)
Mon Mar 31 – Group 1 : 30th T20 – Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Tue Apr 1 – Group 2 : 31st T20 – Australia vs TBC (Qualifier A1)
Tue Apr 1 – Group 2 : 32nd T20 – West Indies vs Pakistan

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Thu Apr 3 – 1st Semi Final T20 – TBC vs TBC (1st Group 1 v 2nd Group 2)
Fri Apr 4 – 2nd Semi Final T20 – TBC vs TBC (1st Group 2 v 2nd Group 1)

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Sun Apr 6 – Final T20 – TBC vs TBC (Reserve Day 7th April)

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New Zealand won 2-Cricket Test series against India 1-0

New Zealand won the two match Test Series against India by 1-0 after the second test at the Basin Reserve, Wellington ended in a draw.

Man of the Match: Brendon McCullum.

Outcome of the series:

  • Brendon McCullum became New Zealand’s first triple-centurion in 84 years of Test cricket in the second test match against India in Wellington. He scored 302 runs in the second innings.
  • India retained their second position in the ICC Test team rankings, after losing the series by 1-0.
  • A two-Test series loss has resulted in India slipping from 117 ratings points to 112 that means that they are ahead of Australia by just one rating point.
  • Here, Australia has a chance to go ahead of India on the table before the April 1, 2014 cut-off date.  

Note: At present, South Africa is at the number-one position in the ICC Test team rankings and if they remain at the top in the list till the cut-off date, they will also collect a cheque of $450,000. The side that finishes second will pocket $ 350,000, while $250,000 will go to the third-ranked team.