Thursday, 22 August 2019

ICC reveals T20 World Cup 2020 schedule

ICC Cricket

DUBAI: The fixtures for the ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 were revealed in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday morning, the cricket governing body said in a statement issued to the media.

For the first time, the women’s and men’s T20 World Cups will be held as standalone events in the same year and in the same country.

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place from 21 February – 8 March 2020, culminating in the final at the MCG on 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day.

A spectacular opening celebration will mark the start of the women’s tournament, when hosts and defending champions Australia take on India at Sydney Showground Stadium on 21 February 2020. The women’s tournament will also feature double-header semi-finals at the iconic SCG on Thursday 5 March 2020.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place later in the year, from 18 October to 15 November 2020. Hosts Australia will play the opening match of the Super 12 stage of the tournament on Saturday 24 October under lights at the SCG in a blockbuster match-up against the world’s top-ranked team, Pakistan.

The first men’s semi-final will take place at the SCG on Wednesday 11 November, with Adelaide Oval hosting the second semi-final the following night. Like the women’s final earlier in the year, the men’s final will be played at the MCG, on the evening of Sunday 15 November 2020.

Both tournaments will be held right across Australia in eight Host Cities and 13 venues.

Super 12 (Saturday 24 October – Sunday 8 November 2020)

 Group 1:

  • Australia
  • Pakistan
  • West Indies
  • New Zealand
  • First Round Group A team 1
  • First Round Group B team 2

Group 2:

  • England
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Afghanistan
  • First Round Group B team 1
  • First Round Group A team 2

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