Updated schedule of matches, press conferences and open media sessions for ICC World Twenty20 India 2016

Dubai, Mar 4, 2016: The following is the updated schedule of matches, press conferences and open media sessions for teams taking part in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which runs from 8 March to 3 April:

Sunday, 6 March 2016:
• At 11h00 at first floor, Conference Room, Cricket Centre, Wankhede Stadium, the chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, Sir Ronnie Flanagan,will hold his press conference. This press conference will be available for free download and editorial use here, any time after 12h30 India time.

Monday, 7 March 2016:
• At 13h00 in the Crystal Ballroom 1, The Lalit Hotel, Delhi, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and ICC WT20 India 2016 Tournament Director MV Sridhar will hold a joint press conference. This press conference will be held. This press conference will be available for free download and editorial use here, any time after 14h30 India time.

• At 10h00, Zimbabwe will hold a training session at the VCA Stadium, Jamtha in Nagpur. Afterwards, Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza will hold his pre-match media conference.

• At 15h00, Hong Kong will hold a training session at the VCA Stadium, Jamtha in Nagpur. Beforehand, Hong Kong captain Tanwir Afzal will hold his pre-match media conference.

• Afghanistan and Scotland will travel to Nagpur and have no media commitments planned. For further information, please contact the team media contacts (details below).
Tuesday, 8 March 2016:

• At 10h45 in the Mandarin room, Taj Bengal Hotel, Kolkata, West Indies captain Darren Sammy will hold his pre-tournament press conference. This will be followed by the West Indies’ open media session, which is expected to be attended by four players and will take place in the Mandarin room.

• Bangladesh and Netherlands will prepare for their 9 March match by holding training sessions at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala from 10h00. Afterwards, rival captains Masrafe Bin Mortaza and Peter Borren will hold their pre-match press conferences in the Media Conference Area, HPCA Stadium Media Block, Level 1.
• Ireland and Oman will prepare for their 9 March match by holding training sessions at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala from 15h00. Afterwards, opposite numbers William Porterfield and Sultan Ahmed will hold their pre-match press conferences in the Media Conference Area, HPCA Stadium Media Block, Level 1.
• At 14h30 in the Mandarin Room, Taj Bengal Hotel, Kolkata, India captain MS Dhoni will hold his pre-tournament press conference. At around 16h30in the same room, India is expected to make four players available for its open media session.

• Also at 14h30 in the Gulmohur Room, Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will hold his pre-tournament press conference. At around 16h30 in the Gulmohur Room, New Zealand will hold its open media session which is expected to be attended by four players.

• In Nagpur, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong will go head to head in the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 opener at the VCA Stadium, Jamtha. The match will start at 15h00 and afterwards both the captains will hold their post-match media conferences.
• In the second match of the opening day at the same venue, Scotland will take on Afghanistan with the match starting at 19h30. Afterwards, both the captains will hold their post-match media conferences.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016:

• At 10h45 in the Sunset Lounge, Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, England captain Eoin Morgan will hold his pre-tournament press conference. At 11h30, England is expected to make its four players available for open media session in the same lounge.

• At 13h30 at the Crowne Plaza in Chennai, female match officials Kathleen Cross and Claire Polosak will be available to speak to the media. This will be followed by a joint-press conference, which will be attended by Pakistan, New Zealand and England women’s captains.

• At 13h45 at the Ritz Carlton in Bengaluru, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Ireland women’s captains will hold their joint-press conference

• At 14h30 at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga will hold his captain pre-tournament press conference. At16h30, Sri Lanka will hold its open media session, which is expected to be attended by four players. Both opportunities will be held in the Sunset Lounge.

• In Dharamsala, Bangladesh will take on the Netherlands with their afternoon match starting at 15h00. Afterwards, both the captains will hold their post-match media conferences.

• At 19h30, also in Dharamsala, Ireland will square off against Oman and afterwards, both the captains will hold post-match media conferences.

Thursday, 10 March 2016:

• At 14h30 in the Mandarin Room, Taj Bengal, Kolkata, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will hold his pre-tournament press conference. At 16h30, four Pakistan players will participate in an open media session, which will also take place in the in the Mandarin Room.

• In Nagpur, Scotland will face Zimbabwe at 15h00 and Hong Kong will take on Afghanistan at 19h30. The matches will be followed by captains’ post-match media conferences

Friday, 11 March 2016:

• At 13h45 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chennai, South Africa, West Indies and Australia women’s captains will be available for their pre-tournament press conference.

• At 14h30 Sunset Lounge, Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will hold his captain pre-tournament press conference. At 16h30 in the Sunset Lounge, four South Africa players are expected to take part in open media session.

• In Dharamsala, Oman will meet the Netherlands at 15h00 and Bangladesh will square off against Ireland at 19h30. The matches will be followed by captains’ post-match media conferences.

Saturday, 12 March 2016:

• At 10h45 in the Mandarin room, Taj Bengal Hotel, Kolkata, Australia captain Steve Smith will hold his captain pre-tournament press conference, which will be followed by an open media session that will be attended by four Australia players.

• In Nagpur, Zimbabwe will meet Afghanistan at 15h00 and Scotland will take on Hong Kong at 19h30. The matches will be followed by captains’ post-match media conferences

Sunday, 13 March 2016:

• In Dharamsala, Netherlands will take on Ireland at 15h00 and Bangladesh will meet Oman at 19h30. After the matches, captains’ will hold their post-match media conferences.

Schedule of warm-up matches (men):
5 Mar – Ireland v Zimbabwe, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala (15h00); Local Team v Hong Kong, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala (19h30)
6 Mar – Scotland v Netherlands, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali (15h00); Oman v Afghanistan, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali (19h30)
10 Mar – New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (19h30); India v West Indies, Eden Gardens, Kolkata (19h30)
12 Mar – New Zealand v England, BKC, Mumbai (15h00); Pakistan v local side, JU, Kolkata (15h00); India v South Africa, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (19h30)
13 Mar – Australia v West Indies, Eden Gardens, Kolkata (19h30)
14 Mar – England v local side, BKC, Mumbai (15h00); Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Eden Gardens, Kolkata (15h00)
15 Mar – South Africa v local side, BKC, Mumbai (15h00)

Schedule of warm-up matches (women):
10 Mar – India v Ireland, M. Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru (15h00); Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, M. Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru (19h30); New Zealand v Pakistan, MA Chidambaram, Chennai (19h30)
12 Mar – Bangladesh v Ireland, M. Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru (15h00); Sri Lanka v India, M. Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru (19h30); New Zealand v England, Guru Nanak, Chennai (15h00); Pakistan v South Africa, MA Chidambaram, Chennai (19h30)
14 Mar – West Indies v Australia, Guru Nanak, Chennai (15h00); South Africa v England, MA Chidambaram, Chennai (19h30). —- ICC

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