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Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee poses with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy during a press conference in New Delhi on Mar.5, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

World Cup 2015: Full Schedule, Fixtures, Timing, Venue, Matches, Teams Announced

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the complete schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including match start time and warm-up matches.

Apart from announcing a 25-member match officials’ team for next year’s World Cup, ICC has set the ball rolling with 73 days to go for the mega event, being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 and ends with the final in Melbourne on March 29.

worldcup2015A total of 49 matches will be played across 14 venues, seven in New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington) and seven in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney).

India and Pakistan will clash in Match 4 under Poll B at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, February 15, 2015 and timing is 14:00 local time.

The five match referees are David Boon (Australia), Chris Broad (England), Jeff Crowe (New Zealand), Ranjan Madugalle and Roshan Mahanama (both from Sri Lanka), all of them from the elite panel.

The elite panel umpires are: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Billy Bowden (New Zealand), Bruce Oxenford (Australia), Ian Gould (England), Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Nigel Llong (England), Paul Reiffel (Australia), Richard Illingworth (England), Richard Kettleborough (England), Rod Tucker and Steve Davis (both Australia).

Eight umpires from the international panel will also officiate matches — Johan Cloete (South Africa), Simon Fry (Australia), Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand), Michael Gough (England), Ranmore Martinesz, Ruchira Palliyaguru (both Sri Lanka), Ravi Sundaram (India) and Joel Wilson (West Indies).

The World Cup winners in the line-up are Boon (1987), Dharmasena, Mahanama (1996) and Reiffel (1999).

The umpires were chosen by the selection panel of Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket), Ranjan Madugalle (ICC Chief Match Referee), David Lloyd (former player, coach, umpire and now television commentator) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (former elite panel umpire).

FULL SCHEDULE, FIXTURES, VENUE, DATES OF THE WORLD CUP 2015:

*All dates/timings are shown local to the host city.

MATCH 1

Sri Lanka VS New Zealand
Match 1, Pool A, Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Saturday February 14th 2015
11:00

MATCH 2

England Vs Australia
Match 2, Pool A, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Saturday February 14th 2015
14:30

MATCH 3
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe
Match 3, Pool B, Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Sunday February 15th 2015
14:00

MATCH 4
India Vs Pakistan

Match 4, Pool B, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Sunday February 15th 2015
14:00

MATCH 5
West Indies Vs Ireland

Match 5, Pool B, Saxton Oval, Nelson.
Monday February 16th 2015
11:00

MATCH 6

New Zealand Vs Scotland
Match 6, Pool A, University Oval, Dunedin.
Tuesday February 17th 2015
11:00

MATCH 7

Bangladesh
V
Afghanistan
Match 7, Pool A, Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Wednesday February 18th 2015
14:30

MATCH 8

Zimbabwe Vs. United Arab Emirates
Match 8, Pool B, Saxton Oval, Nelson.
Thursday February 19th 2015
11:00

MATCH 9

England Vs New Zealand
Match 9, Pool A, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington.
Friday February 20th 2015
14:00

MATCH 10
Pakistan Vs West Indies
Match 10, Pool B, Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Saturday February 21st 2015
11:00

MATCH 11

Australia Vs Bangladesh
Match 11, Pool A, The Gabba, Brisbane.
Saturday February 21st 2015
13:30

MATCH 12

Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan
Match 12, Pool A, University Oval, Dunedin.
Sunday February 22nd 2015
11:00

MATCH 13
South Africa Vs India
Match 13, Pool B, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Sunday February 22nd 2015
14:30

MATCH 14
England Vs Scotland
Match 14, Pool A, Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Monday February 23rd 2015
11:00

MATCH 15
West Indies  V Zimbabwe

Match 15, Pool B, Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Tuesday February 24th 2015
14:30

MATCH 16
Ireland V United Arab Emirates

Match 16, Pool B, The Gabba, Brisbane.
Wednesday February 25th 2015
13:30

MATCH 17
Afghanistan Scotland

Match 17, Pool A, University Oval, Dunedin.
Thursday February 26th 2015
11:00

MATCH 18
Sri Lanka V Bangladesh

Match 18, Pool A, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Thursday February 26th 2015
14:30

MATCH 19
South Africa V West Indies

Match 19, Pool B, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Friday February 27th 2015
14:30

MATCH 20
Australia V New Zealand

Match 20, Pool A, Eden Park, Auckland.
Saturday February 28th 2015
14:00

MATCH 21
India United Arab Emirates

Match 21, Pool B, WACA, Perth.
Saturday February 28th 2015
14:30

MATCH 22
England V Sri Lanka

Match 22, Pool A, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington.
Sunday March 1st 2015
11:00

MATCH 23
Pakistan V Zimbabwe

Match 23, Pool B, The Gabba, Brisbane.
Sunday March 1st 2015
13:30

MATCH 24
South Africa Ireland

Match 24, Pool B, Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Tuesday March 3rd 2015
14:30

MATCH 25
Pakistan V United Arab Emirates

Match 25, Pool B, McLean Park, Napier.
Wednesday March 4th 2015
14:00

MATCH 26
Australia V Afghanistan

Match 26, Pool A, WACA, Perth.
Wednesday March 4th 2015
14:30

MATCH 27
Bangladesh  V Scotland

Match 27, Pool A, Saxton Oval, Nelson.
Thursday March 5th 2015
11:00

MATCH 28
India V West Indies

Match 28, Pool B, WACA, Perth.
Friday March 6th 2015
14:30

MATCH 29
V

South Africa
V
Pakistan
Match 29, Pool B, Eden Park, Auckland.
Saturday March 7th 2015
14:00

MATCH 30
Zimbabwe V Ireland

Match 30, Pool B, Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Saturday March 7th 2015
14:30

MATCH 31
New Zealand V Afghanistan

Match 31, Pool A, McLean Park, Napier.
Sunday March 8th 2015
11:00

MATCH 32
Australia V Sri Lanka

Match 32, Pool A, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Sunday March 8th 2015
14:30

MATCH 33
England

V
Bangladesh
Match 33, Pool A, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Monday March 9th 2015
14:00

MATCH 34
India

V
Ireland
Match 34, Pool B, Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Tuesday March 10th 2015
14:00

MATCH 35
Sri Lanka

V
Scotland
Match 35, Pool A, Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Wednesday March 11th 2015
14:30

MATCH 36
South Africa

V
United Arab Emirates
Match 36, Pool B, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington.
Thursday March 12th 2015
14:00

MATCH 37
V

Bangladesh
V
New Zealand
Match 37, Pool A, Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Friday March 13th 2015
14:00

MATCH 38
England

V
Afghanistan
Match 38, Pool A, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Friday March 13th 2015
14:30

MATCH 39
India

V
Zimbabwe
Match 39, Pool B, Eden Park, Auckland.
Saturday March 14th 2015
14:00

MATCH 40
Australia

V
Scotland
Match 40, Pool A, Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Saturday March 14th 2015
14:30

MATCH 41

West Indies
V
United Arab Emirates
Match 41, Pool B, McLean Park, Napier.
Sunday March 15th 2015
11:00

MATCH 42

Pakistan
V
Ireland
Match 42, Pool B, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Sunday March 15th 2015
14:00

QUARTER FINAL 1

TBD
V
TBD
Quarter Final 1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Wednesday March 18th 2015
14:30

QUARTER FINAL 2

TBD
V
TBD
Quarter Final 2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Thursday March 19th 2015
14:30

QUARTER FINAL 3

*If Australia qualifies for a quarter-final they will play in this match.

 

TBD
V
TBD
Quarter Final 3, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Friday March 20th 2015
14:00

QUARTER FINAL 4

*If New Zealand qualifies for a quarter-final they will play in this match.

 

TBD
V
TBD
Quarter Final 4, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington.
Saturday March 21st 2015
14:00

SEMI FINAL 1

*If New Zealand qualifies for the semi-finals they will play in this match unless they play Australia, in which case the team finishing higher in the pools has home ground advantage.

 

TBD
V
TBD
Semi Final 1, Eden Park, Auckland.
Tuesday March 24th 2015
14:00

SEMI FINAL 2

*If Australia qualifies for the semi-finals they will play in this match unless they play New Zealand, in which case the team finishing higher in the pools has home ground advantage.

 

TBD
V
TBD
Semi Final 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Thursday March 26th 2015
14:30

FINAL

TBD
V
TBD
Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Sunday March 29th 2015
14:30

 

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