2010 ICC World Twenty20
|2010 ICC World Twenty20|
|Administrator(s)||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||Twenty20 International|
|Tournament format(s)||Group stage and Knockout|
|Official website||Official website|
The 2010 ICC World Twenty20 is an internationalTwenty20 cricket tournament which will be held in theWest Indies from 30 April to 16 May 2010. Although the tournament is held every two years beginning in 2007, the scheduled ICC Champions Trophy one-day international tournament to be held in the West Indiesin 2010 has been revised to a Twenty20 format because the 2008 Champions Trophy tournament inPakistan was postponed due to security concerns and there was a need to correct the international cricketing tournament calendar. This ICC World Twenty20 will be taking place only 10 months after the last one. As before, the tournament will feature 12 teams – the Test-playing nations and two qualifiers. Matches will be played at four grounds – Barbados,Guyana, St.Lucia and St.Kitts & Nevis. The tournament will be organised in parallel with the women's tournament, with the men's semi-finals and final being preceded by the semi-finals and final from the women's event.
Rules and regulations
During the group stage and Super Eight, points are awarded to the teams as follows:
|No Result||1 point|
In case of a tie (i.e. both teams score exactly the same number of runs at the end of their respective innings), a super-over decides the winner. This is applicable in all stages of the tournament.
Within each group (both group stage and Super Eight stage), teams are ranked against each other based on the following criteria:
- Higher number of points
- If equal, higher number of wins
- If still equal, higher net run rate
- If still equal, lower bowling strike rate
- If still equal, result of head to head meeting.
The groups were announced on 4 July 2009. The initial four group format is the same as that used at the 2009 tournament.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
| Pakistan (1)|
| Sri Lanka (2)|
New Zealand (5)
| South Africa (3)|
| West Indies (4)|
- Afghanistan and Ireland qualified via the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
- Zimbabwe withdrew from the 2009 competition, so failing to achieve a seed or ranking for the 2010 competition.
- Ireland reached the Super Eight stage of the 2009 competition, and if a test nation, would have been ranked 8th; hence an 8th seed is missing from the competition
|30 April||West Indies||v||Ireland||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana|
|30 April||New Zealand||v||Sri Lanka||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana|
|1 May||India||v||Afghanistan||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|1 May||Bangladesh||v||Pakistan||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|1 May||England||v||Ireland||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana|
|2 May||India||v||South Africa||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|2 May||Australia||v||Pakistan||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|2 May||New Zealand||v||Zimbabwe||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana|
|3 May||Sri Lanka||v||Zimbabwe||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana|
|3 May||West Indies||v||England||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana|
|4 May||South Africa||v||Afghanistan||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|4 May||Australia||v||Bangladesh||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
The Super 8s consist of two groups, Group E and Group F. Group E will consist of A1, B2, C1, D2 and Group F will consist of A2, B1, C2, D1, where X1 is the first seed from Group X and X2 is the second seed from Group X. The seedings are based on performance in the last ICC T20 (2007). If a non-seeded team knocks out a seeded team, the non-seeded team inherits the seed of the team it knocked out.
|6 May||A1||v||D2||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|6 May||C1||v||B2||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|7 May||A2||v||C2||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|7 May||B1||v||D1||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|8 May||C1||v||D2||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|8 May||A1||v||B2||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|9 May||C2||v||D1||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|9 May||B1||v||A2||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|
|10 May||B2||v||D2||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|10 May||A1||v||C1||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|11 May||B1||v||C2||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|11 May||D1||v||A2||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|13 May||[To be determined]||v||[To be determined]||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|14 May||[To be determined]||v||[To be determined]||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia|
|16 May||TBC||v||TBC||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown,Barbados|