The ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 is set to begin in India on 8th March, and will run until 3rd April 2016. In total, there will be 58 matches played. There will be 35 men’s matches and 23 women’s matches.
Matches at the ICC World Twenty20 will be held in a number of key cities including Chennai, Dharamsala, Bengaluru, Mohali, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Nagpur. The semi-finals will take place on 30th March in New Delhi and the 31st March in Mumbai. The finals will take place on 3rd April at the Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata.
In the first round of the men’s event, there will be eight sides in two groups of four teams each. The group winners will join the eight sides to enter the Super 10 stage, which will be played with two groups containing five teams each. The semi-finals will be played by the top two sides from both groups.
The men’s cricket with the two groups of four teams each will begin in Dharamsala and in Nagpur, and will include Group A teams from Ireland, Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Oman. The Group B teams include Scotland, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe.
The teams that win the first stage will join the Super 10 stage, which already includes the hosts, India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, England, South Africa, West Indies, and Sri Lanka.
Super 10 Group 1 includes Sri Lanka, the defending champions, England, South Africa, West Indies, and the Group B winner.
Super 10 Group 2 will include India, the host, and winners of the first ICC World Twenty20, with Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the Group A winner.
The women’s Group A teams include Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ireland, and South Africa. The women’s tournament Group B teams include India, England, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies.
The ICC World Twenty20 has the top cricket teams in the world playing quality cricket against each other using the shortest cricket format. The matches remain competitive and keep the excitement on a high level as the teams battle it out to see who will win the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.