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Indian team reaches Windies for World Cup

The Indian cricket team for this month's World Cup arrived in Kingston on Friday.

cricket Updated: Mar 05, 2007 17:04 IST

The Indian cricket team for this month's World Cup arrived in Kingston on Friday.

The 15-member squad, led by Rahul Dravid, had left Mumbai by a British Airways flight on Wednesday.

The team will play two warm-up matches, against the Netherlands and the West Indies, at the Greenfields Stadium in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on March 6 and 9, before the opening ceremony at the same venue on March 11.

India, winners of the 1983 World Cup, start their World Cup campaign with a Group B match against Bangladesh at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, March 17.

The other teams in this group are 1996 champions Sri Lanka and first timers Bermuda.

In all, 16 nations, divided into four pools, are taking part. The final match will be played April 28 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Two top teams each from the four pools advance to Super Six, or quarter-finals, followed by semi-finals and the final.