Host India, which won the inaugural tournament in South Africa in 2007 shall meet its traditional rival Pakistan (Winner of 2009 Championship) at the scenic Dharamshala ground on 19 March 2016. Beside this high voltage thriller Dharamshala shall also play host to arch rivals Australia and New Zealand for their cricket match on 18th March. Dharamshala shall also host two ladies world cup T 20 Matches on 22nd and 24th March.
Six qualifier matches including three of Bangladesh shall also be played at Dharamshala on 9th 11th and 13th March.
ICC today announced today that 58 men’s and women’s World Twenty-20 India 2016 matches are to be played at eight venues from 8 March to 3 April; Mumbai and New Delhi to stage semi-finals while the final will be played at Kolkata.
The 58 tournament matches include 35 men’s matches and 23 women’s matches They will be played over 27 days in Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamshala, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi.
BCCI Secretary Mr Anurag Thakur, who is also the President of Himachal Cricket association said: “We, as hosts, are fully prepared to organise one of the most entertaining spectacles in world cricket. We draw experience from hosting three ICC Cricket World Cups and are ready to make the ICC World Twenty-20 India 2016 one of the most memorable events. Our preparations are in full swing, and BCCI and ICC is working together to make it a lifetime experience for the players and the fans.”
The Matches allotted for Dharamshala are:-
Wed, 9 Mar – Bangladesh v Netherlands , Dharamshala 4 PM
Ireland v Oman , Dharamsala 8PM
Fri, 11 Mar – Netherlands v Oman , Dharamsala 4 PM
Bangladesh v Ireland , Dharamshala 8 PM
Sun, 13 Mar – Netherlands v Ireland , Dharamshala 4PM
Bangladesh v Oman , Dharamshala 8PM
Main Chapionship –
Fri, 18 Mar – Australia v New Zealand, Dharamshala 8PM
Sat, 19 Mar – India v Pakistan , Dharamshala 8PM
Tue, 22 Mar – England v India (Women), Dharamshala 8 PM
Thu, 24 Mar – England v West Indies (Women) , Dharamshala 4 PM