The group stage of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales has come to an end. Starting from eight teams, the tournament has come down to four teams as the semi-finals are set to begin. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সেমিফাইনাল কবে, কখন, কোথায়?]
Along with hosts England, three Asian teams have got the semi-finals tickets. Bangladesh qualified for the semis for the first time in any ICC event. England have finished up as group champions of Group A, while Bangladesh are runners-up. Defending champions India are the table-toppers of Group B. Their rivals Pakistan are runners-up.
The group winners will meet the group runners-up of the other group. The first semi-final is scheduled to be held on June 14. The second semi is on June 15.
First semi-final: In the first race of road to mega final, Group A winners will take on Group B’s runners-up Pakistan at Swalec Stadium, Cardiff. The match will begin at 10:30 am local time (3:30 Bangladesh Standard Time).
Second semi-final: Bangladesh and India will lock horns in an ICC tournament once again as they will fight for the final on June 15 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham. The match will start at 10:30 am (3:30 BdST).
Both the matches will be telecasted live on Star Sports network, Maasranga television, BTV and Gazi Television.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com