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World T20 tournament hits off in Sri Lanka

Hosts Sri Lanka get the ball rolling in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 cricket competition tonight with their opening Group C match against Zimbabwe at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.

The home side, who finished runners-up in the 2009 edition and are ranked third in the world at the 20-over version of the game, will be the heavy favourites against their No 11-ranked African opponents.

Their day/night match gets under way at 9pm Cambodian time.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at dan.riley@phnompenhpost.com

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