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Mumbai: The Indian squad for next month's ICC World Twenty20 Championship and the Asia Cup starting later this month, both to be held in Bangladesh, will be picked during the upcoming Irani Cup clash in Bangalore. "The squad for World T20 championship and the Asia Cup are to be picked during the Irani Cup match in Bangalore (from February 9-13 between Ranji champions Karnataka and Rest of India) where all five selectors would be present. The deadline to choose the World T20 team is February 15," BCCI sources said on Thursday. The preliminary probables' list for the March 16-April 6 World T20 Championship has already been announced by BCCI. India, who won the inaugural World T20 Championship in 2007-08, will open their campaign against arch rivals and 2009 champions Pakistan in a Group 2 fixture on March 21 at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. They will play their remaining second stage league fixtures on March 23 (v West Indies in Mipur), March 28 (v first stage qualifier in Mirpur) and March 30 (v Australia in Mirpur). The two semi-finals are scheduled on April 3 and 4 at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium followed by the summit clash at the same venue on April 6. The five-team Asia Cup limited over (50 overs) tournament is to be held from February 25-March 8 in two venues (Fatullah and Mirpur).

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ICC has one rule for West Indies, another for India: Viv Richards lashes out

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Archery World Cup: Indian women recurve team shock top seed Germany to reach final

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Archery World Cup: Indian women recurve team shock top seed Germany to reach final

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Archery World Cup: Indian women recurve team shock top seed Germany to reach final

Shanghai: Indian women recurve team shocked top seed Germany 5-3 to set up a gold medal clash with Chinese Taipei in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium on Friday. India a...

Archery World Cup: Indian women recurve team shock top seed Germany to reach final

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Archery World Cup: Indian women recurve team shock top seed Germany to reach final

Shanghai: Indian women recurve team shocked top seed Germany 5-3 to set up a gold medal clash with Chinese Taipei in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium on Friday. India a...

Archery World Cup: Indian women recurve team shock top seed Germany to reach final

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Archery World Cup: Indian women recurve team shock top seed Germany to reach final

Shanghai: Indian women recurve team shocked top seed Germany 5-3 to set up a gold medal clash with Chinese Taipei in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium on Friday. India a...

Claudio Ranieri to earn 5 million pounds if Leicester win the Premier League: Reports

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Claudio Ranieri to earn 5 million pounds if Leicester win the Premier League: Reports

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