India-Pakistan World T20 game in Dharamsala on Mar. 19

MUMBAI, India (AP) The International Cricket Council has announced that India and Pakistan will play their group match at next year's World Twenty20 in the hill city of Dharamsala on March 19 while New Delhi and Mumbai host the semifinals.

Kolkata's Eden Gardens has already been announced as the venue for the final of the March 8 to April 3, 16-team tournament.

South Africa, England, the West Indies and Sri Lanka are in Group 1, while India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand are placed in Group 2 of the Super 10 stage, according to the schedule released Friday.

The top eight teams gain direct entries to the Super 10 stage and will be joined by two of the eight other teams competing in a preliminary league.