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T20 World Cup 2016: Everything you need to know

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 07, Mar 2016, 14:24 pm IST | UPDATED: 07, Mar 2016, 14:41 pm IST

T20 World Cup 2016: Everything you need to know New Delhi: The ICC World Twenty20 2016 is the Twenty20 International cricket tournament to be held in India from March 8 to April 3, 2016.

It will be the sixth edition of ICC World Twenty20 and India will be hosting this tournament for the first time.

As many as 58 tournaments 35 men's matches and 23 women's matches to be played at eight venues.

The men's event will carry a total prize money of 5.6 million USD, which is an 86 percent increase from the 2014 tournament. The total prize money for the women's event is 400,000 USD, which is a 122 percent increase from the Bangladesh event.

Here's everything you need to know about the ICC T20 World cup 2016:

Men's event format: A total of eight sides in two groups of four will feature in the first round matches with the group winners joining eight sides in the Super 10 stage (two groups of five teams). The top two sides from both the Super 10 Groups will then qualify for the semi-finals.

Women's event format: The 10 sides will be divided into two groups and the top two sides from each group will progress to the semi-finals.

Venues: Seven Indian cities will be hosting matches at the tournament, with the final match to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Other host cities include Bengaluru, Dharamshala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi. New Delhi and Mumbai will be staging semi-finals on March 30 and 31, respectively.

Venue

City

Capacity

Matches

Eden Gardens

Kolkata

66,349

4 (final)

Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

New Delhi

40,715

4 (semi-final)

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

Dharamshala

23,000

8 (group stage)

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Bangalore

40,000

3

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium         

Mohali

26,950

3

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium

Nagpur

45,000

9 (group stage)

Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai

32,000

4 (semi-final)

Teams: The 2016 World Twenty20 will feature 16 teams. Ten teams will be qualified automatically through their status as full members of the International Cricket Council, while another six will be qualified through the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier.

The tournament will be featuring 16 teams for the second time. Here is the list of participating countries:

Host: India

Full members: Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe

Qualifiers: Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Afghanistan, Oman.

Group A: Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland and Oman

Group B: Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Afghanistan

Oman is the only team making its tournament debut.

Schedules:

Group A:

Date

Teams

Venue

March 9

Bangladesh Vs Netherlands

Dharamsala

March 9

Ireland Vs Oman

Dharamsala

March 11

Oman Vs Netherlands

Dharamsala

March 11

Bangladesh Vs Ireland

Dharamsala

March 13

Ireland Vs Netherlands

Dharamsala

March 13

Bangladesh Vs Oman

Dharamsala

Group B:

Date

Teams

Venue

March 8

Hong Kong Vs Zimbabwe

Nagpur

March 8

Afghanistan Vs Scotland

Nagpur

March 10

Scotland Vs Zimbabwe

Nagpur

March 10

Afghanistan Vs Hong Kong

Nagpur

March 12

Afghanistan Vs Zimbabwe

Nagpur

March 12

Hong Kong Vs Scotland

Nagpur

In the second round, the group winners will join full members - Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and host - India in the Super 10 stage, which will be played alongside the womenâ??s event from March 15 to 28.

For the second round, Group 1 includes: Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, England and Group B Winner.

Schedule:

Date

Teams

Venue

March 16

England Vs West Indies

Mumbai

March 17

Sri Lanka Vs Qualifier B

Kolkata

March 18

England Vs South Africa

Mumbai

March 20

South Africa Vs Qualifier B

Mumbai

March 20

Sri Lanka Vs West Indies

Bangalore

March 23

England Vs Qualifier B

New Delhi

March 25

South Africa Vs West Indies

Nagpur

March 26

England Vs Sri Lanka

New Delhi

March 27

West Indies Vs Qualifier B

Nagpur

March 28

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka

New Delhi

Group 2 includes: India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Australia and Group A Winner.

Schedule:

Date

Teams

Venue

March 15

India Vs New Zealand

Nagpur

March 16

Pakistan Vs Qualifier A

Kolkata

March 18

Australia Vs New Zealand

Dharamshala

March 19

India Vs Pakistan

Dharamshala

March 21

Australia Vs Qualifier A

Bangalore

March 22

New Zealand Vs Pakistan

Chandigarh

March 23

India Vs Qualifier A

Bangalore

March 25

Australia Vs Pakistan

Chandigarh

March 26

New Zealand Vs Qualifier A

Kolkata

March 27

India Vs Australia

Chandigarh

Two teams, one each from a group, will qualify to the knockout stage, which will be followed by the final match.