DUBAI - India will begin their ICC World Twenty20 campaign with a warm-up match against hosts Sri Lanka on September 15, followed by arch-rivals Pakistan on September 17 - both the matches scheduled in Colombo.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday announced the schedule of both men's and women's warm-up matches, which will be played in the lead up to the tournament, starting on September 18. The women's competition will begin on September 26. The men's competition will be staged in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekelle while the women's group stage will be played in Galle.
However, Colombo alone will host the warm-up matches for both the men and women. The men's warm-up matches will be played from 13 to 17 September and women's matches on 22 and 23 September.
Sep 13: Ireland v Zimbabwe Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
Sep 13: Sri Lanka v West Indies NCC, Colombo
Sep 15: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
Sep 15: Australia v New Zealand NCC, Colombo
Sep 15: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo
Sep 15: India v Sri Lanka P Sara Oval, Colombo
Sep 17: Australia v England NCC, Colombo
Sep 17: Bangladesh v Ireland Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
Sep 17: New Zealand v South Africa Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo
Sep 17: Afghanistan v West Indies P Sara Oval, Colombo
Sep 17: India v Pakistan R Premadasa Colombo
Sep 19: England v Pakistan P Sara OvalColombo