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mwrkhan
April 1, 2005, 07:13 PM
Link (http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cricket/story/0,10069,1450185,00.html)

WC 2007 groups have been determined. BD face India, SL and a qualifier.

From the Guardian:

The International Cricket Council have confirmed England will play New Zealand in the group stages of the 2007 World Cup.

England had been pre-seeded for the tournament and knew that they would face either the Kiwis or Sri Lanka when the groups for the competition were finalised today. The draw was based on world rankings and New Zealand would have avoided England had they not been whitewashed by Australia in their recent home series. The two sides will play 2003 semi-finalists Kenya and one qualifier from the ICC Trophy in group three, which will be based on St Lucia.

England, Australia, India and the hosts West Indies had all been informed they would be in separate groups due to their anticipated larger support.Champions Australia will play South Africa and two qualifiers in group one whilst three Asian teams in Sri Lanka, India - seeded a lowly eighth - and Bangladesh make up group two with another qualifier.

West Indies, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and another ICC Trophy team will play each other in group four. The ICC Trophy, which will determine the final five places in the tournament, takes place in Ireland in July.

fab
April 2, 2005, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by mwrkhan
whilst three Asian teams in Sri Lanka, India - seeded a lowly eighth - and Bangladesh make up group two with another qualifier.
Excellent news! At least we know we can beat India.. :)