Magazine article The Spectator

World Cup 2007 Fixtures

Magazine article The Spectator

World Cup 2007 Fixtures

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GROUP A Date Match Venue Time Wed 14 March Australia v Scotland St Kitts 13.30 Fri 16 March Netherlands v South Africa St Kitts 13.30 Sun 18 March Australia v Netherlands St Kitts 13.30 Tue 20 March Scotland v South Africa St Kitts 13.30 Thu 22 March Netherlands v Scotland St Kitts 13.30 Sat 24 March Australia v South Africa St Kitts 13.30

GROUP B Date Match Venue Time Thu 15 March Bermuda v Sri Lanka Trinidad 13.30 Sat 17 March Bangladesh v India Trinidad 13.30 Mon 19 March Bermuda v India Trinidad 13.30 Wed 21 March Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Trinidad 13.30 Fri 23 March India v Sri Lanka Trinidad 13.30 Sun 25 March Bangladesh v Bermuda Trinidad 14.30

GROUP C Date Match Venue Time Wed 14 March Canada v Kenya St Lucia 13.30 Fri 16 March England v New Zealand St Lucia 13.30 Sun 18 March Canada v England St Lucia 13.30 Tue 20 March Kenya v New Zealand St Lucia 13.30 Thu 22 March Canada v New Zealand St Lucia 13.30 Sat 24 March England v Kenya St Lucia 13.30

GROUP D Date Match Venue Time Tue 13 March West Indies v Pakistan Jamaica 14.30 Thu 15 March Ireland v Zimbabwe Jamaica 14.30 Sat 17 March Ireland v Pakistan Jamaica 14.30 Mon 19 March West Indies v Zimbabwe Jamaica 14.30 Wed 21 March Pakistan v Zimbabwe Jamaica 14.30 Fri 23 March Ireland v West Indies Jamaica 14.30

HOW THE TOURNAMENT WORKS

Group stage

The 16 teams have been divided into four groups of four and seeded according to their world rankings.

Group A: Australia (1), South Africa (5), Scotland (12), The Netherlands (16) Group B: Sri Lanka (2), India (8), Bangladesh (11), Bermuda (15) Group C: New Zealand (3), England (7), Kenya (10), Canada (14) Group D: Pakistan (4), West Indies (6), Zimbabwe (9), Ireland (13) Each team will play every other team in its group. They will get two points for a win, one point for a tie or no result and nought for a defeat.The top two teams from each group will progress to the next phase -- the Super 8s. If any teams finish equal on points at the end of the group stages, a series of tiebreakers will be used in order until one team emerges superior: team with the most wins, team with the higher net run-rate, team with the most wickets taken by balls bowled, winner of the game between two level teams, draw lots.

Super 8s There will be six matches in the Super 8s, with each team playing each other, except for the one team they have already played in the group stage. The points from that group stage match will be carried forward to their Super 8s tally. The top four teams from the Super 8s will progress to the semi-finals and for any tiebreakers the criteria listed in the group stage above will be used. …

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