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India take on Bangla in '07 WC opener

Rahul Dravid's men will kick off their Caribbean campaign with ties against two minnows - B'desh and Bermuda.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 17:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

India will start their 2007 Cricket World Cup campaign against Bangladesh on March 17 followed by a game against minnows Bermuda two days later.

Rahul Dravid'smen will take on Sri Lanka in their last group encounter on March 23,which would most probably decide the winners of Group B.

India will arrive at their base in Trinidad and Tobago on March 2 and after two days of training will take on the Netherlands in a practice game on March 6.

They will follow that up with another preparatory match against the West Indies on March 9 as per the schedule released by the BCCI today.

They will then travel to Montego Bay in Jamaica on March 10 for the opening ceremony the next day.

The mega event kicks off on March 13 with a Group D match between the West Indies and Pakistan in Jamaica.

The second stage Super Eight series starts on March 27 and the matches will be held in Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Guyana and Barbados.

The semi-finals will be held on April 24 and 25 in Jamaica and St Lucia respectively with the final on April 28 in Barbados.

First Published: May 06, 2006 17:52 IST