India to take on Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy

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Published on: 2 Jun 2016 5:52 AM GMT
India to take on Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy
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New Delhi: India will play arch-rivals Pakistan in their first encounter of ICC Champions Trophy, which will take place in England from June 1 to, 2017.

The high-voltage contest between India and Pakistan will be played at Edgbaston on June 4, according to the schedule released by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday evening .

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson said-

  • The ICC Champions Trophy is a short and sharp event, which is followed and enjoyed by the spectators and players alike.
  • The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is not just an ODI competition; it carries a great deal of value since it is being played just three months before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 qualification cut-off date.
  • The ICC Champions Trophy will also be the first of three global tournaments the England and Wales Cricket Board will be hosting over the next three years.

Group A: Australia, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh

Group B: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa

Each team will play three matches and top two teams of both the groups will qualify for the semifinals. Interestingly, West Indies failed to qualify for the tournament as only eight teams were to take part according to ICC rankings. WI lost the race to Bangladesh in the rankings.

Here is the full schedule-

June 1 - England v Bangladesh, The Oval

June 2 - Australia v New Zealand, Edgbaston

June 3 - Sri Lanka v South Africa, The Oval

June 4 - India v Pakistan, Edgbaston

June 5 - Australia v Bangladesh, The Oval

June 6 - England v New Zealand, Cardiff

June 7 - Pakistan v South Africa, Edgbaston

June 8 - India v Sri Lanka, The Oval

June 9 - New Zealand v Bangladesh, Cardiff

June 10 - England v Australia, Edgbaston

June 11 - India v South Africa, The Oval

June 12 - Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Cardiff

June 14 - First semi-final (A1 v B2), Cardiff

June 15 - Second semi-final (A2 v B1), Edgbaston

June 18- Final, The Oval

June 19 - Reserve day

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