Cuttack joins Mumbai as World Cup venue

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The International Cricket Council today announced that the 2013 Women’s World Cup will be staged in two India cities - with Mumbai still hosting the majority of games and some group and Super Six stage matches being relocated to the Odisha city of Cuttack.

On the announcement of the full schedule of matches today, ICC chief executive David Richardson said: “I am grateful for all the support ICC has received from the Board of Control for Cricket in India during a difficult situation, which was not of cricket’s making. We are also indebted to the Odisha Cricket Association for making excellent grounds available at such short notice.

Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack will host Pakistan's group games and some later Super Six matches at the Women's World Cup

“We also wish to thank the competing teams and member boards for their co-operation in allowing both the ICC and BCCI the opportunity to explore the complicated logistics so that we can ensure that this event takes place on the dates scheduled in India.”

Pakistan’s matches will be held at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. The final remains scheduled for the Brabourne Stadium, the home of the Cricket Club of India, in Mumbai on February 17.

England’s warm-up and group games remain in Mumbai but they will have a match at Cuttack if they reach the Super Sixes.

Rather than facing Pakistan at the Wankhede Stadium in Monday’s warm-up, England will play South Africa at the Brabourne Stadium. On Tuesday England now meet New Zealand a day earlier than originally scheduled at the Bandra Kulra Complex, rather than the DY Patil Academy.

England’s first group game, still versus Sri Lanka, is now a week today at the Brabourne rather than a day later at the Wankhede. Their meeting with India is also a day earlier and at the Brabourne rather than the Wankhede. Their last group game, against West Indies, is now a day earlier on February 5 at the Bandra Kulra, rather than the Brabourne.

Should England reach the Super Sixes, the dates and some venues for those contests have also changed from the original schedule.

Revised tournament schedule:

Group A - England (A1), India (A2), West Indies (A3), Sri Lanka (A4)
Group B - Australia (B1), New Zealand (B2), Pakistan (B3), South Africa (B4)

Warm-up matches:

Jan 28 - England v SA, CCI; India v New Zealand, BKC; West Indies v Australia, MIG; New Local XI v Sri Lanka, Mumbai Police Gymkhana. Pakistan v Local XI, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Jan 29 - India v Australia, CCI; West Indies v Local XI, Mumbai Police Gymkhana; England v New Zealand, BKC; Sri Lanka v South Africa, MIG
Jan 30 - Pakistan v Local XI, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

Tournament proper:

Group Stage

Jan 31 - India v West Indies (D/N), CCI
Feb 1 - England v Sri Lanka, CCI; New Zealand v South Africa, Driems Cricket Ground, Cuttack; Australia v Pakistan, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Feb 3 - India v England, CCI; Sri Lanka v West Indies, MIG; New Zealand v Pakistan, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack; Australia v South Africa, Driems Cricket Ground, Cuttack
Feb 5 - India v Sri Lanka, (D/N) CCI; England v West Indies, BKC; Pakistan v South Africa, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack; Australia v New Zealand, Driems Cricket Ground, Cuttack

Super Sixes & Final

Provided they qualify, each of the top three teams will retain their ranking from the group stage through to the Super Sixes, regardless of their finishing position in the group. For example, England will be ranked A1 whether they finish first, second or third at the end of the group stage. If the fourth ranked team in a group qualifies for the Super Six stage, they will adopt the ranking of the team that they have replaced. For example if Sri Lanka qualifies at the expense of England, Sri Lanka would follow the fixtures for A1 in the Super Six stage.

Feb 7 - A4 v B4 (7th v 8th Play Off), Driems Cricket Ground, Cuttack*
Feb 8 - A1 v B1, CCI; A2 v B2, BKC; A3 v B3, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Feb 10 - A2 v B1, CCI; A1 v B3, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Feb 11 - A3 v B2, CCI
Feb 13 - A1 v B2 (D/N), CCI; A3 v B1, MIG; A2 v B3, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Feb 15 - 5th v 6th Play Off, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack; 3rd v 4th Play Off, CCI
Feb 17 - Final (D/N), CCI

Abbreviations:
D/N = Day/night fixture
CCI = Cricket Club of India
MIG = Middle Income Group Ground
BKC = Bandra Kulra Complex

*If Pakistan features in this match then it will relocate to Barabati Stadium.

All day matches begin at 0900 while day/night fixtures begin at 1430 India time.