SA to play Windies in Twenty20 WC opener

Published: Saturday, March 31, 2007, 6:43 [IST]
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Johannesburg:Hosts South Africa will open the inaugural Twenty20 world championship campaign against the West Indies in Johannesburg on Sept 11, Cricket South Africa have announced.

The tournament is being held from Sept 11 to 24, with matches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Bangladesh are the other team in South Africa's group, while World Cup champions Australia are drawn with Zimbabwe and England.

There are four groups in total with the top two sides in each going through to a Super Eight phase, followed by semi-finals on Sept 22 and the final two days later.


Group A: South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh; Group B: Australia, England and Zimbabwe; Group C: New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Kenya; Group D: Pakistan, India and Scotland.

Group Fixture:

Group A: Sept 11: SA v WI (Joburg); Sept 13: WI v Ban (Joburg); Sept 15: South Africa v Bangladesh (Cape Town).

Group B: Sept 12: Aus v Zimb (Cape Town); Sept 13: Eng v Zimb (Cape Town); Sept 14: Aus v Eng (Cape Town).

Group C: Sept 12 NZ v Ken (Durban); Sept 14: SL v Ken (Joburg); Sept 15: SL v NZ (Joburg).

Group D: Sept 12: Pak v Scots (Durban); Sept 13: Ind v Scots (Durban); Sept 14: India v Pakistan (Durban).

Super Eights: Sept 16: C1 v D2 (Joburg); B1 v A2 (Cape Town); A1 v B2 (Cape Town). Sept 17: D1 v C2 (Joburg). Sep 18: C1 v B2 (Durban); B1 v D1 (Joburg); A2 v C2 (Joburg). Sept 19: A1 v C1 (Durban); B2 v D2 (Durban). Sept 20: B1 v C2 (Cape Town); A2 v D1 (Cape Town); A1 v D2 (Durban).

Semifinal: Sept 22: Cape Town and Durban

Final: Sept 24: Joburg


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