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T20 World Cup: Why ICC favoured India by granting second semi-final slot?


ICC grants India second semi-final slot for T20 World Cup to be performed in US, West Indies

Indian gamers line up through the nationwide anthems earlier than the match in opposition to Netherlands, Bengaluru, India, November 12, 2023. — Reuters

India has been granted the second semi-final slot for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) which raised questions relating to the benefit of the latter’s determination.

India is in Group A with arch-rivals Pakistan, USA, Canada and Eire and will the Rohit Sharma-led unit go all the way in which to the occasion’s knockout stage, they may play the second semi-final in Windfall, Guyana.

The explanation behind giving India the second semi-final was the match timings. The primary semi-final which is to be performed in Tarouba, Trinidad, will begin at 8:30 native time, which in India could be 6am on June 27, a timing that’s not appropriate for the Indian viewers, reported ESPN Cricinfo.

Then again, the second semi-final will begin at 10:30 within the morning domestically, which might be 8:00pm in India. The time of the second semi-final is extra beneficial to the Indian viewers.

The ultimate of the World Cup could be a day sport, beginning at 10am domestically on June 29, which is 7:30pm in India.

It has additionally been confirmed that the second semi-final may have no reserve day, however a further 250 minutes of additional time shall be allotted to the match whether it is delayed as a result of any motive. Nevertheless, the primary semi-final and the ultimate may have reserve days.

Bear in mind, a decisive results of the knockout match for the World Cup might be achieved provided that each groups have batted for at the very least ten overs every, with out that, reserve day, for the primary semi-final and ultimate, would happen.

Identical to in different T20 matches prior to now, the group batting second should bat for 5 overs to find out a lead to case of any interruption and the identical rule will apply for this World Cup. The ten-over rule is for 3 knock-out matches.

55 video games shall be performed throughout 9 totally different venues within the West Indies and the USA (US) from June 1 within the World Cup.

The venues in West Indies are Kensington Oval, Barbados; Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad; Windfall Stadium, Guyana; Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua; Darren Sammy Cricket Floor, St Lucia; Arnos Vale Stadium, St Vincent.

In the meantime, three venues will maintain the matches in the USA — Eisenhower Park, New York; Lauderhill, Florida; and Grand Prairie, Texas.

The semi-finals of the occasion shall be performed on June 26 and 27 in Guyana and Trinidad respectively whereas the climax of the World Cup will happen in Barbados on June 29.

Teams for T20 World Cup 2024

Group A: India, Pakistan, Eire, Canada, United States

Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman

Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New Guinea

Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal

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