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World T20: Schedule of warm-up matches announced

Posted on Feb 05 2014 | IBNS

Dubai, Feb 5 : With nearly four weeks to go before the participating sides start to arrive in Dhaka for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, the ICC has announced match officials and the schedule of warm-up matches for the tournament that will be played from Mr 16 to Apr 6.

The match referees' responsibilities throughout the tournament will be shared between David Boon, Ranjan Madugalle and Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

The on-field responsibilities will be shared by all 11 of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, namely: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Steve Davis, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker, as well as Billy Bowden and S.Ravi of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires.

The ICC has confirmed the schedule of warm-up matches.

A total of 16 warm-up matches will be played in the men's event, including eight ahead of the first round and another eight in the lead up to the Super 10 stage, while 10 women's warm-up matches will be held at the Bangladesh Krira Shikha Protishtan (BKSP) 3 and 4 in Dhaka before the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 kicks off in Sylhet on Mar 23.

The following is the complete schedule of warm-up matches:


First round

Wed 12 Mar - Bangladesh v UAE (1530-1830), Fatullah; Ireland v Nepal (1930-2230), Fatullah; Afghanistan v Netherlands (1530-1830), ZACS, Chittagong; Zimbabwe v Hong Kong (1930-2230), ZACS, Chittagong

Fri 14 Mar - Nepal v UAE (1530-1830), Fatullah; Bangladesh v Ireland (1930-2230), Fatullah; Afghanistan v Zimbabwe (1530-1830), MA Aziz, Chittagong; Hong Kong v Netherlands (1930-2230), MA Aziz, Chittagong

Super 10 stage

Mon 17 Mar - New Zealand v Pakistan (1530-1830), Mirpur; Sri Lanka v India (1930-2230), Mirpur

Tues 18 Mar - West Indies v England (1530-1830), Fatullah; South Africa v Bangladesh A (1930-2230), Fatullah

Wed 19 Mar - Sri Lanka v West Indies (1530-1830), Mirpur; England v India (1930-2230), Mirpur; Australia v New Zealand (1530-1830), Fatullah; South Africa v Pakistan (1530-1830), Fatullah

Women's warm-up matches

Tues 18 Mar - Australia v Sri Lanka (0930-1230), BKSP 3, Dhaka; New Zealand v India (1330-1630), BKSP 4, Dhaka; England v Pakistan (0930-1230), BKSP 3, Dhaka; West Indies v South Africa (13301630), BKSP 4, Dhaka

Thurs 20 Mar - Pakistan v Bangladesh (0930-1230); BKSP 3, Dhaka; Sri Lanka v Ireland (1230-1630), BKSP 4, Dhaka

Fri 21 Mar - Australia v West Indies (0930-1230), BKSP 3, Dhaka; South Africa v Bangladesh (1330-1630), BKSP 4, Dhaka; England v New Zealand (0930-1230), BKSP 3, Dhaka; India v Ireland (1330-1630), BKSP 4, Dhaka

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