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India to host Twenty20 World Cup in March-April 2016

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday released schedule for period 2015-19 thus confirming India as the venue for ICC World Twenty20 2016.

The ICC Board, which was meeting for the first time this year at it’s Dubai headquarters, also allotted the 11 March-3 April 2016 window to conduct the World Cup for this newest format of cricket.

India had already won the rights to host the 2016 edition and it’s expected that the next year, the tournament will follow the one used two years ago in Bangladesh.

Last April, the ICC announced that following the success of 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the same format will be used for the next edition too.

The tournament will have a group stage to be competed by the qualified Associate teams along with the two lowest-ranked Test sides. Each winner from the two groups will play in the tournament proper, Super 10.

Notably, it is the only ICC tournament allotted to India during this four year period.

The qualifiers for the ICC World Twenty20 2016 will be held in Ireland and Scotland from July 6-26.

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