International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, to be hosted by Australia this year, will run between Sunday 18 October and Sunday 13 November, with 16 teams set to compete and seven cities to host matches across Australia.
“Hosts Australia will face New Zealand in the opening Super 12 game of the next ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in a repeat of the all-antipodean 2021 final,” ICC has said.
Sixteen teams will compete for the trophy this year. Twelve of those 16 nations are already confirmed, with the final four to be determined by Global Qualifying.
England, New Zealand, Australia and Afghanistan have been drawn together in Group 1, with India, Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh heading into Group 2.
“The Super 12 will start in dramatic fashion in Sydney with a meeting between the two finalists from the 2021 World Cup, with New Zealand facing defending champions Australia on Saturday 22 October,” according to the ICC.
“India and Pakistan are scheduled to meet on Sunday 23 October, the second day of the Super 12 stage.”
“The Super 12 will run for a fortnight, with the two groups set to reach their conclusion on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of November.”
The Knockout Stages
The Sydney Cricket Ground will host the first semi-final on Wednesday, 9 November, with the second semi-final held the following day at the Adelaide Oval.
The final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled for 19:00 local time at the 100,024-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Tournament Venues
There will be seven venues in total at the tournament. Kardinia Park in Geelong will host six matches, exclusively in the opening week’s First Round, while Bellerive Oval in Hobart will host nine games in total, six in the first round and three further matches during the opening three days of the Super 12 stage.
The remainder of the Super 12 matches will be held at the following stadiums:
Sydney Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Ground