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ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Match Schedule and Fixtures

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2013 is set to begin on 6 June in England with top eight nations in the ICC ODI Rankings to fight for the coveted title.

The tournament, which is second in importance only to Cricket World Cup, will feature eight countries - Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

India and South Africa meet in the opening game to be held at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 6 June. The final match will be played on 23 June.

Australia, the defending champions, are the only country that have won the title twice since the conception of the tournament in 1998. Other countries that have won the title include South Africa (1998), New Zealand (2000), Sri Lanka and India (2002), and West Indies (2004).

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Pakistan and England are the only countries participating in this year's competition that have not lifted the trophy, and Australia have lifted the trophy twice.

Tournament Format

Eight participating teams are divided into two - Group A and Group B - whereby each team will meet the other team in its group during the Group stage.

The top two teams from each group will move to the semi-finals. Winner of Group A will take on the runner up of Group B in the 1st semi-final, and the winner of Group B will meet the runner of Group A in the 2nd semi-final. Then the winners of 1st and 2nd semi-finals will meet in the final.

Champions Trophy 2013: Match Schedule and Fixtures:

Match

Date

Time

Teams

Venue

1, Group B

Thu, 6 June

03:00 PM

India v South Africa

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

2, Group B

Fri, 7 June

03:00 PM

Pakistan v West Indies

Kennington Oval, London

3, Group A

Sat, 8 June

03:00 PM

England v Australia

Edgbaston, Birmingham

4, Group A

Sun, 9 June

03:00 PM

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

5, Group B

Mon, 10 June

05:30 PM

Pakistan v South Africa

Edgbaston, Birmingham

6, Group B

Tue, 11 June

03:00 PM

India v West Indies

Kennington Oval, London

7, Group A

Wed, 12 June

03:00 PM

Australia v New Zealand

Edgbaston, Birmingham

8, Group A

Thu, 13 June

05:30 PM

England v Sri Lanka

Kennington Oval, London

9, Group B

Fri, 14 June

03:00 PM

South Africa v West Indies

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

10, Group B

Sat, 15 June

03:00 PM

India v Pakistan

Edgbaston, Birmingham

11, Group A

Sun, 16 June

03:00 PM

England v New Zealand

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

12, Group A

Mon, 17 June

05:30 PM

Australia v Sri Lanka

Kennington Oval, London

13

Wed, 19 June

03:00 PM

TBC v TBC, 1st Semi-Final
(Group A winner vs Group B runner up) 

Kennington Oval, London

14

Thu, 20 June

03:00 PM

TBC v TBC, 2nd Semi-Final
(Group B winner vs Group A runner up) 

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

15

Sun, 23 June

03:00 PM

TBC v TBC, Final
(1st Semi-Final winner vs 2nd Semi-Final winner) 

Edgbaston, Birmingham

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