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World T20 tournament hits off in Sri Lanka

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 [email protected]

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