schedule: Match Time Table and Ground Details
The tournament will run from the period between March 8 to April 3.
The ICC World T20 2016 to be held in India was officially launched in Mumbai at an ICC event. At the event the much awaited schedule and fixtures were announced and it was confirmed that India and Pakistan would play each other at Dharamsala on March 19. The first match of the tournament proper will be held at Nagpur between India and New Zealand on March 15. The tournament will be preceded by a preliminary qualification stage which will see six associate teams battle it out with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe for two spots to make it to the tournament proper.
T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule – (08 March-03 April 2016)
Today ICC has announced the 2016 Twenty20 world cup fixtures and groups. The tournament will start with preliminary round on 08th March 2016 and the final will be played on 03 April 2016 in Eden Gardens Kolkata. Below is the full list of fixtures and dates.
First Round: (Group winners qualify for super 10 stage)
Group A: Bangladesh, Ireland, Holland & Oman
Group B: Zimbabwe, Scotland, Afghanistan & Hong Kong
Super 10 Round: (Group winners and runners-up qualify for semifinals)
Super 10 Group 1: South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, England and Qualified B
Super 10 Group 2: India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Qualified A
|1||Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong||8 March||Nagpur|
|2||Scotland vs Afghanistan||8 March||Nagpur|
|3||Bangladesh vs Holland||9 March||Dharamsala|
|4||Ireland vs Oman||9 March||Dharamsala|
|5||Scotland vs Zimbabwe||10 March||Nagpur|
|6||Hong Kong vs Afghanistan||10 March||Nagpur|
|7||Holland vs Oman||11 March||Dharamsala|
|8||Bangladesh vs Ireland||11 March||Dharamsala|
|9||Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan||12 March||Nagpur|
|10||Scotland vs Hong Kong||12 March||Nagpur|
|11||Ireland vs Holland||13 March||Dharamsala|
|12||Bangladesh vs Oman||13 March||Dharamsala|
|Super 10 Round Starts|
|1||India vs New Zealand||15 March||Nagpur|
|2||England vs West Indies||16 March||Mumbai|
|3||Pakistan vs Q1A||16 March||Kolkata|
|4||Sri Lanka vs Q1B||17 March||Kolkata|
|5||Australia vs New Zealand||18 March||Dharamsala|
|6||England vs South Africa||18 March||Mumbai|
|7||Pakistan vs India||19 March||Dharamsala|
|8||South Africa vs Q1B||20 March||Mumbai|
|9||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||20 March||Bengaluru|
|10||Australia vs Q1A||21 March||Bengaluru|
|11||Pakistan vs New Zealand||22 March||Mohali|
|12||England vs Q1B||23 March||New Delhi|
|13||India vs Q1A||23 March||Bengaluru|
|14||Pakistan vs Australia||25 March||Mohali|
|15||South Africa vs West Indies||25 March||Nagpur|
|16||New Zealand vs Q1A||26 March||Kolkata|
|17||England vs Sri Lanka||26 March||New Delhi|
|18||Australia vs India||27 March||Mohali|
|19||West Indies vs Q1B||27 March||Nagpur|
|20||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||28 March||New Delhi|
|Knockout Stages Starts|
|21||First Semifinal Match||30 March||New Delhi|
|22||Second Semifinal Match||31 March||Mumbai|
|23||The Twenty20 Final||03 April 2016||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
The format of the 2016 World Twenty20 will be same like 2014 world cup. There will be a preliminary group stage from where two groups winners will join other 8 teams in super 8.
T20 World Cup 2016 Format To Be Same Like 2014:
This will be the second time that we will see 16 teams in the world cup, 10 test nations will automaticaly qualify for world cup while there will be 6 teams joining them in the world cup finals through 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
There will be a preliminary group stage of 6 qualified teams and 2 lowest test ranked teams divided into two groups of 4 teams each, group winners will qualify and join other top 8 teams in the super 10 competition (tournament proper).
In Super 10 group stage 10 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 5 teams each with every team playing 4 matches (1 match against every team in the group) where top 2 teams from both groups making it to the semifinals.
ICC World Twenty20 2016 – Qualified Teams:
Top 8 test playing nations will directly qualify for the Super 10 group stages, and two other teams will join them after the provisional group stage which will have 6 ICC associate teams and 2 lowest ranked test nations.