West Indies face tough matchup

Sri Lankan sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, left, Sri Lankan Twenty20 cricket team captain Lasith Malinga, third right, player Dinesh Chandimal, second right, and Angelo Mathews, center watch during the unveiling of ICC World Twenty20 trophy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The trophy will be in Sri Lanka for three days as a part of its global tour in twelve countries ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament to be held in India in March.
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The West Indies team is in a tough Group 1 match in the upcoming World Twenty20, which starts on March 3, 2016 in India.

The team is in Group 1 with South Africa, England and Sri Lanka, while India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand are in Group 2 of the Super 10 stage.

India and Pakistan will play their group match in the hill city of Dharamsala on March 19. New Delhi and Mumbai will host the semifinals.

Kolkata’s Eden Garden will be the venue for the final of the 16-team tournament which runs from March 8 to April 3.

Chennai will host matches in the Women’s World Twenty20 to be played concurrently. The Women West Indies team is among the teams competing in the competition.

The men’s tournament, which carries a prize money of $5.6 million has been won on each occasion by India, Pakistan, England, the West Indies and Sri Lanka.

Defending champion Sri Lanka is the only team to have reached the final three times.

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