ICC releases T20 WC 2014 schedule

ICC releases T20 WC 2014 schedule 

 
 

 

 

DHAKA: Rivals India and Pakistan were drawn against each other Sunday for next year's World Twenty20, marking an explosive start to the competition, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in Dhaka.

 

Former champions India will meet Pakistan as part of the 22-day tournament played in several locations in Bangladesh, featuring 16 countries and starting on March 16 next year.

 

India and Pakistan are among eight sides which have been given direct entry into the Super 10 stage of the competition, based on the ICC's T20 team rankings.

 

The Super 10 stage will start with a match between India and Pakistan in Mirpur on March 21, while the West Indies will begin their title defence on March 23 against India also in Mirpur.

 

The other teams with direct entry into the Super 10 stage are Australia, Sri Lanka, England, South Africa and New Zealand.

 

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, who finished outside the top eight in rankings, will compete with six other qualifying teams in the first round from March 16 to 21 for the remaining two places in the Super 10 stage.

 

The eight teams in the first round have been divided into two groups of four teams, each with table-toppers progressing to the next stage.

 

The six qualifying teams to join the first round will be decided at the end of the World T20 qualifiers to be held in the UAE between November 15 and 30.

 

Prize money for the event, which will end on April 6, has been set at $3 million, with the winner receiving $1.1 million and the losing finalist collecting $550,000.

 

The Women's World Twenty20 will also be held alongside the men's event in Bangladesh with 10 teams competing. (AFP)

ICC WORLD CUP 2014 FULL SCHEDULE – ANNOUNCED:
Cricket have evolved so much in the last decade and with the introduction of T20 cricket fans get to watch fast paced matches of highest standards more frequently than the past. The next edition of the Twenty20 World Cup will held in Bangladesh and there are some major changes in the formate of the most exciting cricket event in the world, we will discuss at length of next world cup which will held in and around March – April in 2014.

T20 WORLD CUP 2014 - 1ST GROUP STAGE SCHEDULE:

GROUP A – Bangladesh + 3 Teams from Qualifying Round
GROUP B – Zimbabwe + 3 Teams from Qualifying Round

Take a look at the complete list of teams taking part in ICC World T20 Qualifiers in November [Full List of Qualified Teams ]

16, March 2014 Group A – Bangladesh vs TBC Mirpur  
16, March 2014 Group A – TBC vs TBC Chittagong  
 
17, March 2014 Group B – Zimbabwe vs TBC Sylhet Stadium  
17, March 2014 Group B – TBC vs TBC Sylhet Stadium  
 
18, March 2014 Group A – TBC vs TBC Chittagong  
18, March 2014 Group A – Bangladesh vs TBC Chittagong  
 
19, March 2014 Group B – Zimbabwe vs TBC Sylhet Stadium  
19, March 2014 Group B – TBC vs TBC Sylhet Stadium  
 
20, March 2014 Group A – TBC vs TBC Chittagong  
20, March 2014 Group A – Bangladesh vs TBC Chittagong  
 
21, March 2014 Group B – Zimbabwe vs TBC Sylhet Stadium  
21, March 2014 Group B – TBC vs TBC Sylhet Stadium  

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T20 WORLD CUP 2014 – SUPER 10 STAGE SCHEDULE:

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

21, March 2014 Group 2 – India v Pakistan Mirpur  
22, March 2014 Group 1 – South Africa v Sri Lanka Chittagong  
 
22, March 2014 Group 1 – England v New Zealand Chittagong  
23, March 2014 Group 2 – Australia v Pakistan Mirpur  
 
23, March 2014 Group 2 – India v West Indies Mirpur  
24, March 2014 Group 1 – New Zealand v South Africa Chittagong  
 
24, March 2014 Group 1 – Sri Lanka vs TBC (Q B1) Chittagong  
25, March 2014 Group 2 – West Indies vs TBC (Q A1)  Mirpur  
 
27, March 2014 Group 1 – South Africa vs TBC (Q B1) Chittagong  
27, March 2014 Group 1 – England v Sri Lanka Chittagong  
 
28, March 2014 Group 2 – Australia vs West Indies Mirpur  
28, March 2014 Group 2 – India vs TBC (Q A1) Mirpur  
 
29, March 2014 Group 1 – New Zealand vs TBC (Q B1) Chittagong  
29, March 2014 Group 1 – England vs South Africa Chittagong  
 
30, March 2014 Group 2 – Pakistan vs TBC (Q A1) Mirpur  
30, March 2014 Group 2 – Australia vs India Mirpur  
 
31, March 2014 Group 1 – England vs TBC (Q B1) Chittagong  
31, March 2014 Group 1 – New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Chittagong  
 
01, April 2014 Group 2 – Australia vs TBC (Q A1) Mirpur  
01, April 2014 Group 2 – Pakistan vs West Indies Mirpur  
 
03, April 2014 1st Semi-Final Mirpur  
04, April 2014 2nd Semi-Final Mirpur  
 
06, April 2014 Final – TBC vs TBC Mirpur  
07, April 2014   Reserve Day (Final) Mirpur  

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ICC T20 World Cup 2014ICC T20 World Cup 2014 Details:

Hosting Country: Bangladesh

Start Date: 16 March 2014

Finish Date: 6 April 2014

Number of Teams: 16 (10 ICC Full Members + 6 Qualified)

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ICC Twenty20 World Cup Schedule
The schedule has not been announced yet but we will be placing the full fixture list once ICC will announce the big event.  The fixture list is expected to be announced 

ICC World Twenty20 Teams & Format:

Total Teams: 16

SUPER 10 GROUP STAGE:

  • Super 10 Groups

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

ICC has decided to put more teams in the next years World Cup, and there will be 10 full members of ICC while 6 teams will come from world twenty20 Qualifiers

2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier Tournament

The ICC will have a qualifier event for the ICC World T20 2014, which will be played in UAE in October 2013 where 16 teams are expected to take part and top 6 will join the 10 full ICC memeber teams in next year’s World Cup.

With 16 teams participating in the next years World Cup we will have 4 groups of 4 teams each, and every team in the group will play three matches and the top 2 from every group will make it to the Quarterfinals and than the Semifinals and Final.

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Match Hosting Cities
Bangladesh is not a big country and there will only be 4 cities who will host around 35 matches in the competition in the span of 23 days. The four cities and stadiums are as follow.

Confirmed Venues:

  1. Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket StadiumDhaka
  2. Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
  3. Sylhet StadiumSylhet
  4. Cox’s Bazar Cricket Stadium, Chittagong

Bangladesh in danger of losing T20 World Cup 2014 hosting rights: UPDATE
Bangladesh might lose their right to host the ICC Cricket T20 World Cup next year, according to ICC they are not happy with the developments in the Bangladesh and that they orgnization of the event is not up to the mark. Although they will give a couple of more months to bangladesh to change things around.

Alternative Hosting countries.
Sri Lanka and South Africa are the reserved places for hosting the next year event in case Bangladesh are unable to meet the standards..

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