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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 15:50
World T20 Will Commence Today
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The World Twenty20 starts in India today, with eight teams aiming to qualify for the main stage of the competition.

In total, 58 matches will be played across eight venues over four weeks, in the sixth edition of the tournament since its inception nine years ago.

Zimbabwe faces Hong Kong in the opening match tonight, followed by a match between Scotland and Afghanistan.

The winners of each of the two groups will book a place in the Super 10 phase, beginning on 15 March.

Sri Lanka is grouped alongside the West Indies, England, South Africa and a team qualified through the preliminary rounds.

Sri Lanka’s opening match of the 2016 World Twenty20 will be against the qualifier at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Stadium on the 17th of March.

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