Good news around for all the cricket lovers. ICC World Cup T20 is coming with its 5th season, starting from March 16, 2014 to April 6, 2014. The complete schedule and venue of the matches are already decided and announced by the ICC. This year the whole event of T20 World Cup will take place in the major cities of Bangladesh. And, for the first time we will see 16 teams competing for the trophy, which makes it even more interesting.
This year the competition will be divided into 2 rounds and a knock out stage for deciding the winner. A total of 51 matches will be played by these 16 teams including 2 semi finals, finals, 32 group matches and 16 warm up matches.
Qualifying Rounds Of T20 World Cup 2014
Two groups of four teams will be formed, that will compete for qualifying the first round of ICC World Cup 2014. Each team from every group will play with the other team, for becoming the winner of its own group. These winners of Group A and Group B will get a chance to compete with other teams in round 2.
Teams of Group A of Round 1 are:
- Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong
- Zimbabwe, Ireland, UAE, Netherlands
The teams in Group A of Round 2 are:
- Group A: Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Qualifier 1
Group B: West Indies, India, Pakistan, Australia, Qualifier 2
These 5 teams from each group will play with one another to compete for the semi finals.
In the semi final matches of ICC T20 World Cup 2014, the winner of Group A of Round 2 will play with the runner-up of Group B of Round 2. And, winner of Group B of Round 2 will get a chance to play with the runner-up of Group A of Round 2.
The winners from these two matches will then compete for the finals of ICC T20 World Cup 2014. Don’t miss the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 event, as it is going to be full of fun and entertainment.
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