Host Bangladesh to take on Afghanistan in tournament opener in Mirpur on 16 March
On the final day of the 16-day tournament, Ireland retained its title when it defeated Afghanistan by 68 runs, while Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by five wickets to finish third. On Friday, the Netherlands claimed fifth position when it overcame Hong Kong by seven wickets.
As such, the two groups for the first round of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 are:
Group A Group B
Hong Kong Netherlands
The first round fixtures are:
Sunday 16 Mar – Bangladesh v Afghanistan (1530-1830), Mirpur; Nepal v Hong Kong (1930-2230), Chittagong
Monday 17 Mar – Zimbabwe v Ireland (1530-1830), Sylhet; UAE v Netherlands (1930-2230), Sylhet
Tuesday 18 Mar – Afghanistan v Hong Kong (1530-1830), Chittagong; Bangladesh v Nepal (1930-2230), Chittagong
Wednesday 19 Mar – Zimbabwe v Netherlands (1530-1830), Sylhet; Ireland v UAE (1930-2230), Sylhet
Thursday 20 Mar – Afghanistan v Nepal (1530-1830), Chittagong; Bangladesh v Hong Kong (1930-2230), Chittagong
Friday 21 Mar – Zimbabwe v UAE (1130-1430), Sylhet; Ireland v Netherlands (1530-1830), Sylhet
Sale of tickets and international tour and travel packages
The first phase of tickets sales for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 started on 17 November and all the available tickets sold out within days.
More tickets will be made available in the second phase of tickets sales, which will start on 1 February 2014. These tickets will be available via the ICC website and at nearly 100 official ticket sales counters located in MoneyGram outlets in specific branches of NCC and Agrani banks situated throughout Bangladesh.
The ICC and the BCB have appointed Book my Show to manage the ticket sales process. The sales policy will ensure equitable access to purchase tickets for local and overseas fans alike.
Entry to the women’s group stage matches in Sylhet will be open to the public at no charge. Entry to the women’s semi-finals and final, which will be played before the men’s corresponding matches in Dhaka, will be on the same match ticket as the men’s.
The cost of tickets will be as follows:
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The ICC tour and travel website (www.icctravel.net) features the details of all forthcoming ICC events and will be updated regularly with the contact details for all official travel agents. For the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, ICC Travel can create specially tailored packages upon request. Details of the officially licensed tour and travel partners can be found on this site.
The ICC World Twenty20 2014 schedule of matches and more information can be found by clicking here.
The ICC World Twenty20 2014 event logo can be found here and can be downloaded for editorial use only via the ICC Media Zone.