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Shafin
June 11, 2007, 02:04 PM
Twenty20 World Cup fixtures announced

The full fixture list for the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup has been annouced and host South Africa will take on the West Indies in the opening game at the Wanderers.

On Wednesday September 12th, a day after the opening match, the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban will host the first double-header of the Championship when New Zealand and Kenya square-up in the morning fixture. Following the conclusion of that match Pakistan and Scotland will play each other at 14h00. Later that night Australia takes on Zimbabwe at Newlands in Cape Town.

Once the group stage is completed the two top teams from each group will go through to the Super 8's which start on Sunday, September 16th. The top four teams after the Super 8's will go through the the semi finals on Saturday, September 22nd.

The Final of the Twenty20 World Cup will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Heritage Day, Monday, September 23rd 2007.

In announcing the fixtures, Steve Elworthy, Tournament Director of the Twenty20 World Cup, said: “The finalisation of the fixtures programme for this inaugural ICC Twenty/20 World Championship 2007 is a result of a successful process of consultation between the International Cricket Council, Cricket South Africa and the host stadiums.

“We are certainly pleased with the materialisation of this important development, as this means that the Local Organising Committee can now channel more of its energy on other awaiting programmes of action.

“Further, the fixtures programme has also been designed in a way that; even though there is going to be more than one game being played on each day, none of those games have been scheduled at the same time and it, therefore, becomes possible for viewers and spectators to watch all the games as the start times do not clash.”

Warm-up matches are slated for Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th, normally this is to allow the teams to acclimatise to the local conditions but for most nations these warm up games will be their only taste of Twenty20 cricket this year.

For England and India their preparations for the tournament will be far from ideal as they have to play the final game of the Natwest Series on Saturday, September 8th at Lords before heading to South Africa the next day missing their only opportunity to play any part in the warm up games.

Twenty20 World Cup Fixtures (all times local GMT +1)

Tuesday, September 11th 2007
South Africa v West Indies 1800 Johannesburg
Wednesday, September 12th 2007

New Zealand v Kenya 1000 Durban

Pakistan v Scotland 1400 Durban

Australia v Zimbabwe 1800 Cape Town

Thursday, September 13th 2007
West Indies v Bangladesh 1000 Johannesburg

Zimbabwe v England 1400 Cape Town

India v Scotland 1800 Durban

Friday, September 14th 2007

Sri Lanka v Kenya 1000 Johannesburg

Australia v England 1400 Cape Town

India v Pakistan 1800 Durban

Saturday, September 15th 2007

Sri Lanka v New Zealand 1400 Johannesburg
South Africa v Bangladesh 1800 Cape Town

Sunday, September 16th 2007

Winner Group C v Runner Up Group D 1000 Johannesburg

Winner Group B v Runner Up Group A 1400 Cape Town

Winner Group A v Runner Up Group B 1800 Cape Town

Monday, September 17th 2007

Winner Group D v Runner Up Group C 1800 Johannesburg

Tuesday, September 18th 2007

Winner Group C v Runner Up Group B 1000 Durban

Winner Group B v Winner Group D 1400 Johannesburg

Runner Up Group A v Runner Up Group C 1800 Johannesburg

Wednesday, September 19th 2007

Winner Group A v Winner Group C 1400 Durban

Runner Up Group B v Runner Up Group D 1800 Durban

Thursday, September 20th 2007

Winner Group B v Runner Up Group C 1000 Cape Town

Runner Up Group A v Winner Group D 1400 Cape Town

Winner Group A v Runner Up Group D 1800 Durban

Saturday, September 22nd 2007

E2 v F1 1400 Cape Town

E1 v F2 1800 Durban

Monday, September 24th 2007
Final TBA Johannesburg

Groups

Group A
South Africa
West Indies
Bangladesh

Group B
England
Australia
Zimbabwe

Group C
New Zealand
Sri Lanka
Kenya

Group D
Pakistan
India
Scotland

venues

Wanderers - Johannesburg

Known as the 'Bullring' because of its intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams the Wanderers has a rich history. It was the third Test ground in Johannesburg following the Old Wanderers Stadium and Ellis Park. For more than 74 years, it has provided the focal point of Johannesburg's sporting aspirations.

Kingsmead - Durban

Kingsmead is located in humid Durban, home to sandy beaches and surfing. The ground has played host to tests since January 1923 when England and South Africa played to out a draw. Highlights in the history of Kingsmead include South Africa's innings and 129-run demolition of Australia, in Feb 70.

Newlands - Cape Town

Newlands, home of Western Province Cricket, has been described by many, together with the Adelaide Oval in Australia, as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the World. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain it is one of the most picturesque places in the world to watch cricket.

Source (http://www.thetwenty20cup.co.uk/news/article.asp?NewsID=1208)

sandpiper
June 11, 2007, 02:09 PM
look at the fixture, two matches in a day in the same ground
(one is day match and other under floodlight):smug:

you will have three different match in a single day and can watch all without any overlapping !!!

“Further, the fixtures programme has also been designed in a way that; even though there is going to be more than one game being played on each day, none of those games have been scheduled at the same time and it, therefore, becomes possible for viewers and spectators to watch all the games as the start times do not clash.”



Johannesburg
Wednesday, September 12th 2007
New Zealand v Kenya
1000

Durban
Pakistan v Scotland
1400

Durban
Australia v Zimbabwe
1800

Farhad
June 11, 2007, 04:16 PM
Pretty old news. Cricinfo announced it back in March. Heres the thread (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=19930&highlight=Twenty20) regarding the issue. The precise times are new though...Merger?

Electrequiem
June 11, 2007, 06:50 PM
Bangladesh is in a group with two other teams, of which they have the xperience of beating only one.

JamesBond
June 11, 2007, 07:09 PM
Group A

South Africa
West Indies
Bangladesh

AsifTheManRahman
June 11, 2007, 07:41 PM
JO for opener! :D

tonoy
June 11, 2007, 07:48 PM
JO and Mehrab :D

Antora
June 12, 2007, 02:19 AM
god.. If i still lived in south africa i could have watched these gams live in da stadiunm!!! any way bangladesh better do good!!!!!! i sooooooooo hope we can beat the south africans again!!!!! and a win against the west indies will mean PARTY 4 ME!!!!!!!lol

Trigger_Tiger
June 12, 2007, 02:36 AM
god.. If i still lived in south africa i could have watched these gams live in da stadiunm!!! any way bangladesh better do good!!!!!! i sooooooooo hope we can beat the south africans again!!!!! and a win against the west indies will mean PARTY 4 ME!!!!!!!lol

Eh?

Well, Bangladesh CAN win or they CAN lose terribly.....what a team we have eh :D?????

mali007
June 12, 2007, 08:54 AM
BD will do better in twenty 20. My line up for twenty20 :
1. Tamim
2. Zunaid ( He was one of the architect for the Mohammedans to win only domestic twenty20 championship)
3. Aftab
4. Ashraful
5. Farhad ( Scored 11 sixes against Abahani in a recent match)
6. Nadif
7. Mashrafee
8. Sagir ( Keeper)
9. Rafique
10.Razzak
11. Rasel

Rizvi
June 12, 2007, 09:40 AM
NO NO NO....the following 5 has to be on the team....

1. Omar
2. Saleh
3. Mehrab
4. Bashar
5. Pilot (Keeper or Specialist batsman)

mali007
June 12, 2007, 10:04 AM
NO NO NO....the following 5 has to be on the team....

1. Omar
2. Saleh
3. Mehrab
4. Bashar
5. Pilot (Keeper or Specialist batsman)
If Faruque is chief selector, he would draft those five !!!!!

Shafin
June 12, 2007, 10:55 AM
20Twenty Ticket Prices Announced,and a much better series promised bu CSA




Tournament logo unveiled

Low-cost tickets for Twenty20 Championship

Ken Borland

June 12, 2007



The low-cost tickets should bring in the crowds © Getty Images
Gerald Majola, the chief executive of Cricket South Africa, entered into the revolutionary spirit of 20/20 cricket on Tuesday when he announced low-cost ticket prices for the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa in September and sniped at the ICC's handling of previous tournaments.

"We have to ensure every person is able to enjoy the event and that the stadia are full," Majola said on Tuesday at the unveiling of the tournament logo and the cheap ticket prices, even by South African standards.

"We looked at the previous two ICC tournaments and, in my opinion, they were not successful. So we have looked at those pitfalls and will take care of those in South Africa," he added.

And Majola and tournament director Steve Elworthy are being true to their word.The cheapest tickets for the 14-day championship starting on September 11 cost just R20 [£1.40] for those happy to sit on the grass banks during the group stage of matches.

Grandstand seats cost R40 [£2.80], while the prices go up to R40 [£2.80] and R80 [£5.60] respectively for the Super Eights stage.The tariffs for the opening game (SA v WI) and ceremony, semifinals and final are R100 [£7] and R160 [£11.20] respectively.

And if fans want to attend one of the five double-header days - two matches in one day at the same stadium - they won't pay through the nose either. For group stage double-headers the ticket prices are R40 [£2.80] and R80 [£5.60] and R60 [£4.20] and R120 [£8.40].

"The pricing of tickets will be fundamental to our success," Elworthy said. "So it was a major challenge getting the blend of pricing right to ensure we filled each stadium nine times in 14 days, because there are 27 games split amongst three venues. So the tickets are very competitively priced to ensure there is no barrier to entry."

The tournament logo, designed by Minardi Brice, features a de-constructed graphic of crashing wickets and a ball rebounding from them and, according to Elworthy, "directly targets the youth, but also captures the format's vibrant energy and the strength in diversity South Africa is known to stand for globally".

"We believe 20/20 was born in South Africa so it is only fair that the first world championship is held here," Majola said.

"We pride ourselves in South Africa that we host the best events here and we have to make sure we keep that tradition," he said, referring to the 2003 World Cup and the Women's World Cup held in 2005.

"We understand what Pro20 has done for cricket in South Africa. We wanted to make cricket a truly national game, accessible to all. Pro20 has been the vehicle we've used to take cricket to the masses," Majola said.

Elworthy announced that ODI champions Australia would be the first team to arrive in South Africa, on September 3. All the competing nations, barring India and England, have requested warm-up games, which would be held in Benoni, Centurion and Potchefstroom on September 8 and 9. India and England will be busy finishing up their series in England that weekend.

"It's going to be non-stop cricket action," Elworthy promised.

© Cricinfo

shamz
June 12, 2007, 11:40 AM
1)tamim Iqbal
2)aftab
3)ashraful
4)zunaid (maybe)
5)mashrafe
6)rahim
7)bashar (defence
8)saqibul Hasan
9)rafique(huge Six)
10)RASEL
11)abdur Razzak

Shafin
June 20, 2007, 02:41 AM
official logo unveiled

http://img.cricinfo.com/icc/banners/t20_banner_450x90.jpg

Shafin
June 20, 2007, 02:43 AM
22,000 ICC World Twenty20 tickets sold on day one

ICC Media Release

June 15, 2007

An amazing 22 200 tickets had been sold by 17h00, on the first day of ticket sales, for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 South Africa 2007(T20). At lunch time (12h00), nine thousand tickets had already been grabbed.

This brings the total number of tickets sold to date, including preferential bookings, to 45 000.


Read More (http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc-twenty20/content/story/298054.html)

MarufH
June 20, 2007, 02:45 AM
Tamim
Junaid
Aftab
Ash
Farhad
Shakib
Mashrafe
Sagir/Mushy
Rafique
Razzaq
Rasel

Antora
June 20, 2007, 02:46 AM
official logo unveiled

http://img.cricinfo.com/icc/banners/t20_banner_450x90.jpg

hmm the logo iz nice ... but it needs more South african colours on it!!!

Shafin
June 20, 2007, 02:47 AM
Twenty20 team profiles (http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/profiles.html)











<p class="title">Team Profiles</p>

<ul>
<li> <a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/australia.html">Australia</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/bangladesh.html">Bangladesh </a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/england.html">England</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/india.html">India</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/kenya.html">Kenya</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/new_zealand.html">New Zealand</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/pakistan.html">Pakistan</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/scotland.html">Scotland</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/south_africa.html">South Africa</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/sri_lanka.html">Sri Lanka</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/west_indies.html">West Indies</a> </li>
<li><a href="http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/zimbabwe.html">Zimbabwe</a> </li>
</ul>
<p>

MarufH
June 20, 2007, 02:51 AM
hmm the logo iz nice ... but it needs more South african colours on it!!!

Yupp.... Three colors... combining.... ahh... good old days.... :)

Antora
June 20, 2007, 02:52 AM
Twenty20 team profiles (http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/profiles.html)

thnxxx for the link shafin bhaiya
it funny how they are calling us "young talented bangladeshi side" i neva thought a day would come where the bd team would be called talented!!!!

Shafin
June 20, 2007, 02:53 AM
Bangladesh Team Profile:

Bangladesh

The young, talented Bangladeshi side shone on the world stage at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 with stunning victories over India and South Africa. It will be looking to have a similar impact at the ICC World Twenty20.

But it will face one of the toughest groups at the event, having to take on host nation South African and the West Indies who were ICC Champions Trophy 2006 runners-up, in the opening stage.

Although there were some inconsistent performances in the Caribbean, most notably in its defeat to Ireland in the Super Eight stage, there were plenty of positives to take from the event with a number of players establishing themselves as household names.

Captain Mohammad Ashraful’s masterful 87 against South Africa was one of the innings of the tournament at the CWC 2007, while Tamim Iqbal’s 51 against India at almost run-a-ball illustrated his potential to have an impact on cricket’s biggest stage.

While Bangladesh rely on its spin bowlers, which will force the batsmen to generate their own pace off the ball in Twenty20 cricket, the pace of Mashrafe Mortaza will undoubtedly cause problems for even the best of batsmen.

An outstanding fielding side, Ashraful’s men will also be one of the teams to watch in terms of athleticism, which will help heap pressure on opposing batsmen which is vital in such a short form of the game.

Bangladesh’s only experience of Twenty20 cricket at international level, prior to the CWC 2007, was a defeat of Zimbabwe in November 2006.

And while Bangladesh may be inexperienced at this level and in the Twenty20 format the fact they have tasted victory over some of world cricket’s super powers in ODI cricket, both at the CWC 2007 and in its famous victory over Australia at Cardiff in 2005, means it will be a team to watch closely at this event.

Shafin
June 20, 2007, 02:54 AM
thnxxx for the link shafin bhaiya
it funny how they are calling us "young talented bangladeshi side" i neva thought a day would come where the bd team would be called talented!!!!
No problems.Yes,its a dream come true moment for us,But the ultimate one would be to see the "invincible" Bangladesh team.

Rommel
July 5, 2007, 07:36 PM
How do you guys think BD will do in this tournament? I think they will do pretty good as written on my signature.

Foozy
July 5, 2007, 08:57 PM
How do you guys think BD will do in this tournament? I think they will do pretty good as written on my signature.

hahaha... true brother!!!... i do think that bd will go somewhere realy high!!..
the asia team was half the bd team... and the other half hav players like aftab waiting...
and with bowling from razzak and sakib... good luck to every1....
and hope bd kiks some ***!!!

Rifat
July 5, 2007, 09:28 PM
i have no expectations for bangladesh given the inexperience of our team in terms of 20-20matches.

however we are a muslim country we always have "bismillah"-the allahr dan. (no offense to bangladesh cricket supporters who happen to be hindu buddha or christian, no bangladeshi sikh found yet)

examples...

ICC world cup 1999 beats Pakistan in our first appeareance along with scotland
1st test we score our biggest lead with Bulbul scoring 145*


YOU NEVER KNOW...

Nafis_BD
July 5, 2007, 09:30 PM
I think BCB should arrange some twenty20 matches for BD after the SL series actually a lot of them as well as a lot test and One Days against the A,U-19 teams and etc!!!

Mahir
July 5, 2007, 10:03 PM
The style of the text beside the logo really does reflect on the funky/picnic mood of this format of the game. So, does ICC afterall acknowledge that Twenty20 isn't meant to be taken as seriously as a 50-over ODI ?

Nafis_BD
July 5, 2007, 10:23 PM
The style of the text beside the logo really does reflect on the funky/picnic mood of this format of the game. So, does ICC afterall acknowledge that Twenty20 isn't meant to be taken as seriously as a 50-over ODI ?

I really hope it never get's taken as seriously as a 50 over ODI(real ODI). I think Twenty20 is just for fun but ODI and test are a serious form of the game and it should stay that way!!