The schedule for the ICC World T20 Tournament 2016 was announced on Friday by the International Cricket Council. All the matches of the tournament will be hosted in India across 8 venues from 8 March to 3 April.

Matches and Venues

There will be total of 58 matches that include 23 women’s matches and 35 men’s matches. The 8 venues that will host the matches include Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mohali, Chennai, Dharamsala, Nagpur, New Delhi and Mumbai. The final matches will be played at Eden Gardens on April 8, Kolkata while Mumbai and New Delhi will be venues for the semi-finals to be played on March 30 and 31 respectively.ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule

The Format

The format for men’s matches will be 8 teams playing in the first round of tournament in two groups with 4 teams each. The winners from these groups will join 8 others teams to be part of Super 10 stage matches. The top 4 scoring teams from these matches will then progress to the semi finals. While total of 10 women’s teams will be divided into 2 groups with 5 teams in each. Top 2 teams from each group will fight in the semi finals.

Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Oman (debutant team), Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Scotland will be part of the first group matches in men’s section. Top 2 winners will then join Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies and India for the Super 10 stage matches.

On the other side the women’s teams will be divided into two groups. Group A will consist of team Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ireland and South Africa. While Group B will comprise of team England, West Indies, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

Complete ICC World T20 India 2016 Schedule

Match Date Teams Playing Venue
Tue, 8 Mar

 

Zimbabwe v Hong Kong (PM)

Scotland v Afghanistan (Eve.)

Nagpur
Wed, 9 Mar

 

Bangladesh v Netherlands (PM)

Ireland v Oman (Eve.)

Dharamsala

 

Thu, 10 Mar

 

Scotland v Zimbabwe (PM)

Hong Kong v Afghanistan (Eve.)

 

Nagpur
Fri, 11 Mar

 

Netherlands v Oman (PM)

Bangladesh v Ireland (Eve.)

 

Dharamsala
Sat, 12 Mar Zimbabwe v Afghanistan (PM)

Scotland v Hong Kong (Eve.)

Nagpur

 

Sun 13 Mar

 

Netherlands v Ireland (PM)

Bangladesh v Oman (Eve.)

Dharamsala

 

Tue 15 Mar

 

India v Bangladesh (W) (PM)

 

New Zealand v Sri Lanka (W) (Eve.)

 

New Zealand v India (M) (Eve)

Bengaluru

 

New Delhi

 

 

Nagpur

 

Wed 16 Mar

 

West Indies v England (M) (PM)

 

Pakistan v Q1A (M) (Eve.)

 

West Indies v Pakistan (W) (Eve.)

 

Mumbai

 

Kolkata

 

Chennai

Thu 17 Mar

 

England v Bangladesh (W) (PM)

 

Sri Lanka v Q1B (M) (Eve.)

Bengaluru

 

Kolkata

 

Fri 18 Mar New Zealand v Ireland (W) (PM)

 

Australia v New Zealand (M) (PM)

South Africa v England (M) (Eve.)

Australia v South Africa (W) (Eve.)

 

Mohali

 

Dharamsala

 

Mumbai

 

Nagpur

Sat 19 Mar India v Pakistan (W) (PM) New

 

India v Pakistan (M) (Eve.)

Delhi

 

Dharamsala

 

Sun 20 Mar South Africa v Q1B (M) (PM)

 

West Indies v Bangladesh (W) (PM)

Sri Lanka v Ireland (W) (Eve.)

 

Sri Lanka v West Indies (M) (Eve.)

 

Mumbai

 

Chennai

 

Mohali

 

Bengaluru

Mon 21 Mar Australia v New Zealand (W) (PM)

Australia v Q1A (M) (Eve.)

Nagpur

 

Bengaluru

 

Tue 22 Mar England v India (W) (PM)

 

New Zealand v Pakistan (M) (Eve.)

 

Dharamsala

 

Mohali

Wed 23 Mar England v Q1B (M) (PM)

 

India v Q1A (M) (Eve.)

 

South Africa v Ireland (W) (Eve.)

New Delhi

 

Bengaluru

 

Chennai

 

Thu 24 Mar England v West Indies (W) (Eve.)

 

Australia v Sri Lanka (W) (PM)

 

Pakistan v Bangladesh (W) (Eve.)

Dharamsala

 

New Delhi

 

New Delhi

 

Fri 25 Mar Pakistan v Australia (M) (PM)

 

South Africa v West Indies (M) (Eve.)

 

Mohali

 

Nagpur

Sat 26 Mar  Australia v Ireland (W) (PM)

 

Q1A v New Zealand (M) (PM)

 

England v Sri Lanka (M) (Eve.)

 

South Africa v New Zealand (W) (Eve.)

 

New Delhi

 

Kolkata

 

New Delhi

 

Bengaluru

Sun 27 Mar  West Indies v India (W) (PM)

 

India v Australia (M) (Eve.)

 

England v Pakistan (W) (Eve.)

 

Q1B v West Indies (M) (PM)

Mohali

 

Mohali

 

Chennai

 

Nagpur

 

Mon 28 Mar South Africa v Sri Lanka (W) (PM)

 

South Africa v Sri Lanka (M) (Eve.)

 

Bengaluru

 

New Delhi

Tue 29 Mar Rest/travel day

 

N/A

 

Wed 30 Mar

 

Women’s semi

final (2nd group A v 1st group B) (PM)

Men’s semi

Final (Super 10 Group 1 2nd v Super 10 Group 2 1st) (Eve.)

New Delhi
Thu 31 Mar Women’s semi

final (1st group A v 2nd group B) (PM)

Men’s semi

Final (Super 10 Group 1 2nd v Super 10 Group 2 1st) (Eve.)

Mumbai

 

Fri 1 Apr

 

Rest/travel day N/A
Sat 2 Apr

 

Rest/travel day N/A
Sun 3 April Women’s final (PM)

Men’s final (Eve.)

 

Kolkata

*M-Men’s Match; W-Women’s Match

Speaking on the preparation for the tournament BCCI Secretary Mr. Anurag Thakur quoted-“We, as hosts, are fully prepared to organise one of the most entertaining spectacles in world cricket. We draw experience from hosting three ICC Cricket World Cups and are ready to make the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 one of the most memorable events.

 “Our preparations are in full swing, and BCCI and ICC is working together to make it a lifetime experience for the players and the fans. India is a vibrant country – young, full of colour, energy and exuberance – and is very much like the concept of Twenty20 cricket itself. We would encourage everyone involved with the game to experience the best of India.”

This is going to be an exciting event with both men and women teams competing in the tournament.