T20 World Cup 2014: Pakistan to play India on March 21

Published: October 27, 2013
An old photo taken during a Pakistan vs India match in New Delhi. PHOTO : BCCI

An old photo taken during a Pakistan vs India match in New Delhi. PHOTO : BCCI

An old photo taken during a Pakistan vs India match in New Delhi. PHOTO : BCCI The International Cricket Council (ICC) General Manager Commercial, Campbell Jamieson, speaks during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match schedule and ticket sales launch ceremony in Dhaka on October 27, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan will play against its traditional rival India on March 21 in the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced the match schedules which will be staged from March 16 to April 6.

According to the ICC website, as many as 35 tournament matches will be played across Chittagong, Dhaka and Sylhet in the 22-day tournament.

The format for the event in next year’s tournament has been changed following an increase in teams from 12 to 16.

The prize money for the men’s event will be $3 million, with the winner receiving $1.1 million and the losing finalist collecting $550,000.


As the teams’ seeding are based on the ICC T20 Team Rankings as on 8 October 2012, the top eight sides following the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 will play directly in the Super 10 stage, while Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, which finished outside the top eight, will participate in the first round that will be held from 16-21 March.

The first round of the event will include eight sides that will be divided into two groups (Group A, B) of four teams each, with the table-toppers progressing to the Super 10 stage.

In the first round, Group A will feature host Bangladesh alongside three teams that will qualify from the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013, to be staged from 15 to 30 November. Group B will include Zimbabwe, which will be joined by another three teams from the upcoming qualifiers. As such, the two groups will be finalised on 30 November.

The Super 10 stage will start with an evening match between former champions India and Pakistan in Dhaka on Friday 21 March.

The two groups of the Super 10 stage are:

Group 1 – Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Group B Qualifier 1 (Q1B)

Group 2 – West Indies, India, Pakistan, Australia, Group A Qualifier 1 (Q1A)

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Reader Comments (25)

  • Osama
    Oct 27, 2013 - 1:19PM

    We will obviously lose the match to India. So this leaves us to win the remaining two to qualify.


  • Zaid Hamid
    Oct 27, 2013 - 1:37PM

    Let me predict the scores. Pak bat first.
    Pakistan: 292/0 in 20 overs.
    India: 21 all out.

    Account settled.


  • stone
    Oct 27, 2013 - 1:47PM

    @Zaid Hamid: U DIDNT MAKE SENSE!!


  • sid
    Oct 27, 2013 - 2:08PM

    @Zaid Hamid:
    Balls will be flying in horse back……….


  • Oct 27, 2013 - 3:05PM

    @Zaid Hamid:

    If its a friday, 13 all out.. lol


  • Spock
    Oct 27, 2013 - 3:25PM

    Another world cup another defeat :(

    Can we ever win against them


  • MK
    Oct 27, 2013 - 3:34PM

    @Zaid Hamid: and you wake up from the dream


  • Indian Cricketer
    Oct 27, 2013 - 4:10PM

    Yawn…! another easy win for India in the World cup against arch rivals.


  • Cosmo
    Oct 27, 2013 - 4:26PM

    Exactly the point.


  • Ahmed Quraishi
    Oct 27, 2013 - 4:31PM

    (Fake American accent) ‘Pack-is-tan does naat have a chance’!


  • NirenderModi
    Oct 27, 2013 - 4:44PM

    We will bowl out Pakistan for the score of zero and make 200 in reply! Wait and watch Mr. Zaid Hamid!


  • Dhaka
    Oct 27, 2013 - 5:08PM

    Our team is expecting a match with pakistan which ultimately be our win over them.


  • Karachiwala
    Oct 27, 2013 - 5:40PM

    Who will the Bangladeshi crowd support? interesting :)


  • GhostRider
    Oct 27, 2013 - 6:15PM

    Why is it even taking place in bangladesh when arent playing the tournament??? its like making biryani in someone’s kitchen and not letting them eat it


  • Raj Kafir
    Oct 27, 2013 - 7:13PM

    @Zaid Hamid: No no No No……….
    Pakistan 720/0 in 20 Overs…………and India 0/10 or all out in 1.4 overs…..One question Which batsman will remain not out for India?


  • Hafiz
    Oct 27, 2013 - 7:30PM

    coward pakistan must not play with india.


  • Umar
    Oct 27, 2013 - 8:19PM

    All the best!
    But… incase you lose do not start throwing your toys outta your pram like you did after losing Asia cup final.


  • Umar
    Oct 27, 2013 - 8:23PM

    Easy.. kiddo..


  • lol
    Oct 27, 2013 - 10:15PM

    india must not take pakistan lightly…. its a highly capable team and has got gr8 talent….. taking them lightly and maintaining over confidence would be sheer negligence on our part….despite not getting to play international cricket on their soil for years now …. this team has kept its form very much intact…best of luck india….


  • Oct 28, 2013 - 9:38AM

    I love pakistan team and i suggested our team that
    play the game and play it well and win best of luck pakistan and lala (afridi)


  • Oct 28, 2013 - 9:42AM

    I love my team pakistan and me suggested pak team that play the game and play it well and win ,best of luck my pakistan and lala


  • Oct 28, 2013 - 9:47AM

    Pakistan team is very lovable team for us and me suggested that play the game and play it well ,best of luck pakistan


  • Saim
    Oct 29, 2013 - 10:53AM

    Looks like exceptions exists only in theories or laws :(


  • Vishal
    Oct 31, 2013 - 3:09AM

    Be prepared with your conspiracy theories of “Match was fix” “ICC is Indian Cricket Council” “India ne paise de kar jeeta” “Umpire biased tha” and such.


  • lalithkumar
    Nov 10, 2013 - 8:47PM

    just reverse to the matter of Zaid hamid


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