India and Pakistan have been drawn together in the group stage of the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship while England and Australia will also face each other in South Africa during September.
Cricket South Africa have confirmed the four groups, although the fixtures still have to be ratified by ICC and the final list is not expected until the end of the month. The groups have South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh in Group A, England, Zimbabwe and Australia in Group B, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Kenya in Group C and Pakistan, India and Scotland in Group D.
The tournament is due to run from September 11 to 24, although there seems to be confusion over the dates. Roweda Kandan, who is overseeing the preparations for CSA, confirmed the schedule while an ICC spokesman told Cricinfo said they had still to be finalised.
Warm-up matches are slated for September 8 and 9, yet England and India don't complete their one-day series until September 8 at Lord's. "England and India will arrive late and might just have one warm-up game," Kandan told Cricinfo.