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T20 World Cup 2024: ‘India’s semifinal’ in Guyana on June 27… read on

Rohit Sharma’s men will kick off their campaign at the mega event against Ireland in New York on June 5.

India cricket captain Rohit Sharma addresses the T20 World Cup 2024 press conference at the headquarters of the Indian cricket board in Mumbai on May 2, 2024. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

FORMER world champions India will play the second semi-final of the upcoming T20 World Cup in Guyana on June 27 if they make the last-four stage of the mega competition.

According to the playing conditions of the International Cricket Council for the tournament to be held in the West Indies and the United States of America, reserve day has been kept only for the final to be played in Barbados on June 29.

“If India qualifies for the semi-finals, they will play in the second semi-final scheduled for Guyana on the 27 June 2024,” the conditions stated.

The decision on scheduling has been taken considering the timing of the semifinals in Trinidad and Guyana.

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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 trophy (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

The first semifinal in Trinidad on June 26 is a night affair while the knock-out game in Guyana is a day game, more suited for the Indian TV audience.

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The second semifinal will start at 8.30 PM IST and will have an added time of 250 minutes if the game is impacted by weather.

The added time for the first semifinal will be applied over two days.

“The Final on 29 June will have a reserve day on 30 June. The semi-finals will each have additional time added in order to complete the match which will total 250 minutes.

“For the first semi-final on 26 June, 60 minutes will be available at the end of the day’s play with the remaining 190 minutes scheduled for 2pm on 27 June.

“Whilst the additional 250 minutes for the second semi-final scheduled on 27 June will be utilised if needed through extended playing hours on the scheduled day,” according to the playing conditions.

India will be aiming to win an elusive ICC trophy and they will begin their campaign against Ireland in New York on June 5 before taking on arch-rivals Pakistan at the same venue on June 9.

India have won the tournament only once and it was in 2007, when the inaugural edition was held in South Africa.

(With PTI inputs)

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