ICC Champion Trophy 2017 to Start on 1st June; Traditional rival Pakistan and India in Group B
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is all set to launch in 1st June and will be played in England till 18th June, according to notification issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The traditional rival Pakistan and India in Group B and will face each other on 4th June; the Indian team will try to defend the title.
The other three rival Australia, England and New Zealand are included in the group A.
England will have the honor of hosting the event for the third time. England team reached to final twice but first time defeated by West Indies while from India the second time.
Teams participating in the event are divided into two different groups. World champions Australia, England, New Zealand and Bangladesh teams are in Group A while Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa in Group B.
The opening match of the ICC Champion Trophy 2017 will be played between England and Bangladesh. On the other hand Pakistani team will play its first match on 4th June against traditional rival India, second match against South Africa on June 7, while the third and final match against Sri Lanka on June 12.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals. Semi-finals will be played on 14 and 15 June while the final of the ICC Champion Trophy 2017 is scheduled for 18th June.
In the case of rain another day is reserved for the final of ICC Champion Trophy 2017.
It is important to mention here that the top eight teams in the ODI rankings till September 30, 2015 had qualified for the Champions Trophy.
For complete schedule of ICC Champion Trophy 2017 matches stay tuned with daytimes.pk
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