India-Pakistan to play T20 in Oct

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MELBORNE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the fixture list for the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, with the draw for the First Round and Super 12 groups also confirmed.

As per the schedule, the tournament will run between October 18 and November 13, with 16 teams set to compete and seven cities to host matches across Australia. Twelve of those 16 nations are already confirmed, with the final four to be determined by Global Qualifying.

Like in the previous tournament, arch-rivals Pakistan and India have been placed together in Group 2 in the Super 12 round.

Pakistan will kick off their World Cup 2022 campaign with a match against arch-rival India on 23rd October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The match will start at 1300hrs PKT.

On 27th October, Pakistan will face the winner of the first round’s Group B, which most likely can be West Indies. On 30th October, the green shirts will take on runner up of first round’s Group A, which — going by seedlings — can be Namibia.

On November 3, the Pakistani team will face South Africa at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The former champions will play their last group match against Bangladesh on 6th November at Adelaide.

Match    Team    Date/Day    Venue    Time
1    India    Oct 23/Sunday    MCG, Melbourne    1pm
2    Group B winner    27 Oct/Thursday    Perth Stadium, Perth    4pm
3    Group A winner    30 Oct/Sunday    Perth Stadium, Perth    12pm
4    South Africa    2 Nov/Thursday    SCG, Sydney    1pm
5    Bangladesh    6 Nov/Sunday    Adelaide Oval, Adelaide    9am

The semi-finals will be played at the SCG and Adelaide Oval on 9 and 10 November, respectively. It will be the first time the Adelaide Oval will host a World Cup semi-final.

The MCG will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Final, which will be contested under lights on 13 November 2022.

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