World T20: India to play warm-up games against West Indies, South Africa

first_imgHosts India will play West Indies and South Africa in their two warm-up matches in the run up to the ICC World Twenty20 to be staged at eight venues starting next month.While India will play West Indies at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 10, the hosts last practice match against the Proteas will be hosted by Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on March 12 . (Also read: Shikhar Dhawan promises to fire at ICC World Twenty20) The teams taking part in the first round will play their warm-up matches in Dharamshala and Mohali from March 3 to 6, while sides featuring in the second round will play their practice games in Kolkata and Mumbai from March 10 to 15.The women’s warm-up matches will take place in Bengaluru and Chennai from March 10 to 14. (Also read: India have a settled bowling line-up, says Sourav Ganguly) The Indian eves will play only one warm-up game against Ireland in Bengaluru on March 10.Meanwhile according to the schedule announced by the ICC, the men’s afternoon matches will take place from 15h00-18h10, while the evening matches will be played from 19.30IST-22.40IST. The semifinals and the final will be held from 19.00IST – 22.10IST.The women’s afternoon matches will be played from 15h30- 18h15, while the evening matches will take place from 19.30IST- 22.15IST. The semifinals and the finals, which will be played before the men’s matches, will be played between 14.30IST-17.15IST.last_img read more