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Arch-rivals Pakistan, India will meet at T20 World Cup on June 9

ICC confirms fixtures for T20 World Cup in USA and West Indies
Pakistan cricketers celebrate the dismissal of an Indian batter during a T20 World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23, 2023. Photo via X/@TheRealPCB
Pakistan cricketers celebrate the dismissal of an Indian batter during a T20 World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23, 2023. Photo via X/@TheRealPCB

The blockbuster contest between Pakistan and India at the T20 World Cup would be held on June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in Long Island, New York.

“Ten of the 20 teams will play their first match of the 29-day tournament in the USA, with 16 contests to be held in Lauderhill, Dallas and New York,” the International Cricket Council said on Friday.

The runner-up of the 2022 T20 World Cup would be eyeing their second title under the captaincy of Shaheen Shah Afridi.

When the two arch-rivals met in the last T20 World Cup, India beat Pakistan by four wickets. It was a group-stage match. It was Virat Kohli who helped his side to chase the 160 runs target as the Indian wickets crumbled in front of Pakistan’s pace attack.

The runner-up of the 2022 T20 World Cup would be eyeing their second title under the captaincy of Shaheen Shah Afridi.

A total of three venues in the USA and six in the Caribbean would be used for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

As many as 41 matches would be played in the Caribbean across six different islands, with semi-finals in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana and the title decider scheduled to be played in Barbados on June 29.

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The tournament would start on June 1 with co-hosts USA taking on archrival Canada while fellow hosts the West Indies would play Papua New Guinea in Guyana on the second day of group play.

The event is split up into four groups consisting of five teams, with the top two sides from each group then progressing to the Super Six phase of the tournament ahead of the knockout semi-finals and final.

Joining co-hosts USA in Group A are arch-rivals India and Pakistan, as well as Canada in their first appearance at the event as well as the European side Ireland.

Group B consists of the last two winners of the Men’s T20 World Cup in England and Australia, with the pair to take on Namibia, Scotland and Oman.

The West Indies are placed into Group C alongside New Zealand, Afghanistan, Uganda and Papua New Guinea, while Group D sees South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands and Nepal fixtured against each other.

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

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