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T20 World Cup: India to play warm-up game against Bangladesh on June 1 in USA | Cricket News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday that India’s T20 World Cup warm-up match against Bangladesh will take place on June 1 at a location yet to be determined in the USA.
Led by captain Rohit Sharma, India, the inaugural champions of the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007, are eager to secure victory in the upcoming tournament jointly hosted by the West Indies and the USA, which were awarded hosting rights in 2021.
The warm-up fixtures for the Men’s T20 World Cup, spanning from May 27 to June 1, will be held across various venues in the USA and Trinidad and Tobago. Among the venues are Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Texas, Broward County Stadium in Florida, as well as Queen’s Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago.
A total of 17 teams, including South Africa, who are scheduled for an intra-squad match on June 29 in Florida, will participate in the warm-up games. These fixtures, comprising 20 overs per side, will not carry international T20 status, allowing teams to utilize their entire 15-player squad.
In a departure from previous cycles, teams now have the option to play up to two warm-up matches, depending on their arrival time for the main event. Notably, the warm-up match between the West Indies and Australia at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago on May 30, will be open to fans.
Tickets for the matches can be purchased from the official ticketing website or at designated box offices starting from May 16. The 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup will kick off on June 1 with a match between co-hosts USA and neighboring Canada.
Spread across six venues in the West Indies and three stadiums in the USA, the tournament will feature matches at iconic cricket venues like Kensington Oval in Barbados and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad. This marks the first time the USA will host an ICC tournament.
The tournament will begin with the 20 teams divided into four groups of five each for the initial round. The top two teams from each group will progress to the Super Eight stage, where they will be divided into two groups of four each. Teams maintaining their seeding from the first round will compete in the Super Eight, provided they qualify.
The top two sides from each group in the Super Eight will advance to the semifinals, scheduled to be held in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago on June 26 and 27, respectively. The final showdown is set to take place in Barbados on June 29.
T20 World Cup warm-up schedule (as per local time):
May 27 Canada v Nepal, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30 Oman v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 15h00
Namibia v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00 May 28 Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30
Bangladesh v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30
Australia v Namibia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00 May 29 South Africa intra-squad, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30
Afghanistan v Oman, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 13h00 May 30 Nepal v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30 Scotland v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 10h30 Netherlands v Canada, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 15h00
Namibia v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 15h00
West Indies v Australia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00 May 31 Ireland v Sri Lanka, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30
Scotland v Afghanistan, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 10h30 June 1 Bangladesh v India, Venue TBC USA
(With IANS inputs)

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