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ICC announces revised schedule for ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Includes third and fourth place play-off to cater for possibility of third team going forward to ICC WT20 2009
The ICC today announced the revised schedule for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier (WT20 Qualifier) in
The tournament, involving the six leading Associate teams - Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands and Scotland - will now take place from 2 to 5 August, with a fourth day included to allow room for a third and fourth place play-off.
That additional fixture has become necessary because a third team will join the two finalists in next year's tournament, providing Zimbabwe Cricket's board ratifies Zimbabwe's decision, taken during the ICC's annual conference week, to step down from the ICC World Twenty20 2009*.
If that is confirmed then the winner of the
The losing finalist will take its place in Group B, alongside
The winner of the third and fourth place play-off slots into Group D, with
The format for the WT20 Qualifier takes in 11 matches over four days, with the six teams split into two groups based on the sides' One-Day International rankings.
Group A is made up of
The first two days of the tournament, 2 and 3 August, features round-robin action with the top two sides from each group going forward to the semi-finals.
Those semi-finals will take place on day three, followed by the all-important third and fourth place play-off. A fifth and sixth place play-off - a second additional fixture to the original schedule - will get the fourth day off and running before being followed by the final.
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Groupings (seeding in brackets)
Saturday 2 August
Sunday 3 August
Monday 4 August
0930 Semi-final one: Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B
1300 Semi-final two: Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A
1630 Third and fourth-place play-off
Tuesday 5 August
0930 Fifth and sixth-place play-off
ICC World Twenty20 2009 - Men's tournament groups
Zimbabwe/Associate 1 (Associate 1 will take this place providing
Associate 1/Associate 2 (Associate 2 will take this place providing Zimbabwe steps down and Associate 1 moves to Group A)*
Associate 2/Associate 3 (Associate 3 will take this place providing Zimbabwe steps down and Associate 2 moves to Group B)*
The ICC WT20 2009 takes place in the
For details of fixtures and tickets as well as all the latest news on the ICC WT20 2009 please visit the official website: http://icc-cricket.yahoo.com/wt20-2009/index.html
The inaugural men?s ICC WT20 took place in
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