The International Council has released the dates and the match timings of the warm uo matches of the ICC World Cup 2015. In total , 14 warm up matches will be played in 4 different cities namely Adelaide, Christchurch,Melbourne and Sydney between 8 to 13 February.
On the first day, Australia will take on defending champions India at Adelaide Oval . On the 2nd day, a total of 4 matches will be played which comes down to 3 matches on the 3rd day. Again on the 4th day, 4 matches will be played and on the 5th day , 2 matches will paly and on the final day, UAE will take on Afghanistan .
The spectators will be allowed to witness the games after getting the tickets,though the tickets are not chargeable. The details of how this procedure will be conducted and the allocation of tickets will be disclosed in the due time. These matches are not given the official ODI status and are lexible in the sense that more than 11 players can participate, so that teams utilise their full resources.
The schedule of warm-up matches is:
Sunday, 8 February – India v Australia (1400), Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Monday, 9 February – South Africa v Sri Lanka (1100), Hagley Oval, Christchurch;
New Zealand v Zimbabwe (1100), Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch;
England v West Indies (1430), Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney;
Pakistan v Bangladesh (1430), Blacktown ISP, Sydney
Tuesday, 10 February – Ireland v Scotland (1430), Blacktown ISP, Sydney;
India v Afghanistan (1400), Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Wednesday, 11 February – New Zealand v South Africa (1100), Hagley Oval, Christchurch;
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (1100), Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch;
Australia v UAE (1430), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne;
England v Pakistan (1430), Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Thursday, 12 February – West Indies v Scotland (1000), Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney;
Ireland v Bangladesh (1000), Blacktown ISP, Sydney
Friday, 13 February – Afghanistan v UAE (1000) Junction Oval, Melbourne
*Timings shown above are in Australian Standard Time
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