The ICC T20 Cricket World Cup of 2012 is the most exciting event in the world of cricket and one of the most complex tournaments in the entire world of sports. The 2012 T20 Cricket World Cup began on Tuesday, September 18, and it will run through Sunday, October 7. It is being played in Sri Lanka.
The following is a breakdown of the 2012 T20 World Cup Format, which consists of several group stages.
2012 Men's ICC T20 Cricket World Cup
2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Warm-Up Matches (Men's)
Twelve teams were admitted to the tournament, and they have already completed the warm-up matches. These were exhibition games between the teams. They took place during the week leading up to the opening match of the 2012 ICC World T20 tournament, which was between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Group Stage (Men's)
To begin the tournament, each of the 12 teams was seeded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) into one of four groups. During the group stage, teams are awarded 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie or no-result, and 0 points for a loss. After round-robin play in each group (which consists of three teams), the top two teams in each group will advance to the Super Eight Series.- Group A: England, India, Afghanistan
2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Super Eight Series (Men's)
The Super Eight Series portion of the 2012 Men's T20 World Cup will take place from Thursday, September 27 to Tuesday, October 2.
This stage will consist of two groups, labeled "Group 1" and "Group 2." The teams in these groups will be determined as follows (several placements were decided at the time of writing):- Group 1: Group A Winner, Group B Runner-Up, Group C Winner (Sri Lanka), Group D Runner-Up
- Group 2: Group A Runner-Up, Group B Winner (Australia), Group C Runner-Up (South Africa), Group D Winner
During this stage, teams will earn points according to the same system used in the "Group Stage." At the end of the Super Eight Series, the top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals.
2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals
The T20 semifinals will take place on Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5.
The first match of the 2012 T20 World Cup semifinals will be played between the winner of Group 1 and the runner-up of Group 2. Friday's match will be played between the runner-up of Group 1 and the winner of Group 2.
2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Final
The 2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Final will be played on Sunday, October 7 at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The final will be played between the winners of the semifinal matches. The winner of the 2012 T20 World Cup will be declared the world champion.
ICC T20 2012 Women's Cricket World Cup
The 2012 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup will begin Group play on Wednesday, September 26. It will commence with the 2012 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup final on Sunday, October 7.
ICC T20 2012 Women's Cricket World Cup Group Stage
The eight teams that will be competing in the 2012 Women's Cricket World Cup have been seeded into two groups by the ICC.
The groups are:
- Group A: Australia, India, England, Pakistan
- Group B: New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, South Africa
As in the men's tournament, teams will earn points during round-robin play in their respective groups. Two points are awarded for a win, 1 for a tie or no-result, and 0 for a loss.
The top two teams from each match will advance semifinal play.
ICC T20 2012 Women's Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals
The 2012 Women's World Cup semifinals will be played on the Thursday and Friday before the tournament's final match. The first game will be between the winner of Group A and the runner-up of Group B. The runner-up of Group A will compete against the winner of Group B in the second semifinal match.
ICC T20 2012 Women's Cricket World Cup Final
The 2012 Women's Cricket World Cup final will be played between the winners of the two semifinal matches. The final match of the women's ICC T20 will be played on October 7 at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Rob Toccs was first introduced to Cricket while on a trip in Australia. He has since enjoyed learning more about the sport and rooting for Australia's cricket teams.
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