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Champions Trophy: India pitted against Aus, Eng

The ICC today confirmed the groupings for the Champions Trophy 2006 that will take place in India from Oct 7 to Nov 5.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 14:08 IST

The International Cricket Council on Tuesday confirmed the groupings for the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 that will take place in India from October 7 to  November 5, 2006.
 
The tournament will begin with a four-team first round comprising the teams that were seventh to tenth in the LG ICC ODI Rankings on 1 April 2006. 

First round:
 

Sri Lanka (7th in LG ICC Rankings on 1 April)
West Indies (8th)
Zimbabwe (9th)
Bangladesh (10th)
 
The top two teams from this round robin first round will join the top six sides from the LG ICC Rankings in the second round.

Second round:

Group A
Australia (1st)
India (3rd)
England (6th)
Qualifier 2

Group B
South Africa (2nd)
Pakistan (4th)
New Zealand (5th)
Qualifier 1
 
The top two sides from each group will progress to the semi-finals with the winners of these matches contesting the final on November 5.
 
The full tournament schedule is expected to be announced later this month.