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ICC announces schedule for the T20 World Cup 2022

The tournament will feature 16 teams, with 12 of them qualifying for the Super 12 stages.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the schedule for the T20 World Cup in 2022. The international T20 tournament is set to begin on October 16, 2022, and end on November 13, 2022. Adelaide, Geelong, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney will host all the matches.

The event will have a total of 45 matches. For the first time in their history, Australia will host the men’s edition. They previously hosted the women’s event in February-March 2020, with a record 86,174 spectators in attendance for the final match.

The tournament will feature 16 teams, with 12 of them qualifying for the Super 12 stages. Australia, Afghanistan, England, and New Zealand are currently assigned to Group 1, while India, South Africa, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are allocated to Group 2.

The Super 12 stages will kick off on October 22 with a blockbuster match between Australia and New Zealand. The most intriguing match of the edition is planned for October 23, when India will face their arch-rivals, Pakistan. The Indians will commence their World Cup campaign against their neighbours in Melbourne. On October 27, Rohit Sharma and company will face the Group A runner-up.

The ‘Men in Blue’ will then face South Africa and Bangladesh on October 30 and November 2, respectively. On November 6, they will play the winner of Group B in their final league game.

The qualifying matches will be held from October 16 to October 21. These matches will determine the four teams that will join the eight other teams that have already qualified for the event. The Australian team won the T20 World Cup in 2021, beating New Zealand by 8 wickets.

Here is the complete schedule of the 2022 T20 World Cup:

First Round, Qualifying Matches

Oct. 16: Sri Lanka vs Namibia – 9:30 am – Kardinia Park, Geelong

Oct. 16: Q2 vs Q3 – 1:30 pm – Kardinia Park, Geelong

Oct. 17: West Indies vs Scotland – 9:30 am – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 17: Q1 vs Q4 – 1:30 pm – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 18: Namibia vs Q3 – 9:30 am – Kardinia Park, Geelong

Oct. 18: Sri Lanka vs Q2 – 1:30 pm – Kardinia Park, Geelong

Oct. 19: Scotland vs Q4 – 9:30 am – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 19: West Indies vs Q1 -1:30pm – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 20: Sri Lanka vs Q3 – 9:30 am – Kardinia Park, Geelong

Oct. 20: Namibia vs Q2 – 1:30 -pm – Kardinia Park, Geelong

Oct. 21: West Indies vs Q4 – 9:30 am – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 21: Scotland vs Q1 – 1:30 pm – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Super 12 Schedule

Group 1 Fixtures

Oct. 22: Australia vs New Zealand – 12:30 pm – SCG, Sydney

Oct. 22: England vs Afghanistan – 4:30 pm – Perth Stadium

Oct. 23: A1 vs B2 – 9:30 am – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 25: Australia vs A1 – 4:30 pm – Perth Stadium

Oct. 26: England vs B2 – 9:30 am – MCG, Melbourne

Oct. 26: New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 1:30 pm – MCG, Melbourne

Oct. 28: Afghanistan vs B2 – 9:30 am – MCG, Melbourne

Oct. 28: England vs Australia – 1:30 pm – MCG, Melbourne

Oct. 29: New Zealand vs A1 – 1:30 pm – SCG, Sydney

Oct. 31: Australia vs B2 – 1:30 pm – The Gabba, Brisbane

Nov. 1: Afghanistan vs A1 – 9:30 am – The Gabba, Brisbane

Nov. 1: England vs New Zealand- 1:30 pm – The Gabba, Brisbane

Nov. 4: New Zealand vs B2 – 9:30 am – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Nov. 4: Australia vs Afghanistan – 1:30 pm – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Nov. 5: England vs A1 – 1:30 pm – SCG, Sydney

Group 2 Fixtures

Oct. 23: India vs Pakistan – 1:30 pm – MCG, Melbourne

Oct. 24: Bangladesh vs A2 – 9:30 am – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 24: South Africa vs B1 – 1:30 pm – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Oct. 27: South Africa vs Bangladesh – 8:30 am – SCG, Sydney

Oct. 27: India vs A2 – 12:30 pm – SCG, Sydney

Oct. 27: Pakistan vs B1 – 4:30 pm – Perth Stadium, Perth

Oct. 30: Bangladesh vs B1 – 8:30 am – The Gabba, Brisbane

Oct. 30: Pakistan vs A2 – 12:30 pm – Perth Stadium, Perth

Oct. 30: India vs South Africa – 4:30 pm – Perth Stadium, Perth

Nov. 2: B1 vs A2 – 9:30 am – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Nov. 2: India vs Bangladesh – 1:30 pm – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Nov. 3: Pakistan vs South Africa – 1:30 pm – SCG, Sydney

Nov. 6: South Africa vs A2 – 5:30 am – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Nov. 6: Pakistan vs Bangladesh – 9:30 am – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Nov. 6: India vs B1 – 1:30 pm – MCG, Melbourne

Knockout Fixtures

Nov 9: Semifinal 1 – 1:30 pm – SCG, Sydney

Nov 10: Semifinal 2 – 1:30 pm – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Nov 13: Final – 1:30 pm – MCG, Melbourne

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