World Cup holders India [ Images ] and South Africa [ Images ] will clash in the opening match of the ICC [ Images ] Champions Trophy [ Images ], 50-over contest, at Cardiff in Wales on June 6, 2013, tournament hosts the England [ Images ] and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.
The high-octane Group B clash between arch rivals India and Pakistan, in the three-week tournament, is on June 15 at Edgbaston.
The final of the eight-team tournament will be at Edgbaston on June 23 while the two semi-finals are on June 19 and 20 at the Oval and Cardiff, the ECB said.
The teams have been divided into Group A and B, with the top two in each group advancing to the semi-finals.
Group B: India, Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies [ Images ].
"This will be an incredible opportunity for fans to see the world's very best One-Day sides in action over the space of less than three weeks and the fixture schedule has thrown up a host of exciting head-to-head contests," tournament director Steve Elworthy said.
"The format means every match counts and all eight teams will feel that they are capable of winning the tournament in a competition which is set to be one of the highlights of the 2013 summer," he added.
The full schedule:
June 6, 2013: India v South Africa, Cardiff (Day)
June 7: West Indies v Pakistan, Oval (Day)
June 8: England v Australia, Edgbaston (Day)
June 9: Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Cardiff (Day)
June 10: Pakistan v South Africa, Edgbaston (D/N)
June 11: India v West Indies, Oval (Day)
June 12: Australia v New Zealand, Edgbaston (D/N)
June 13: England v Sri Lanka, Oval (D/N)
June 14: West Indie v South Africa, Cardiff (Day)
June 15: India v Pakistan, Edgbaston (Day)
June 16: England v New Zealand, Cardiff (Day)
June 17: Sri Lanka v Australia, Oval (D/N)
June 19: Semi-final A1 v B2, Oval (Day)
June 20: Semi-final A2 v B1, Cardiff (Day)
June 23: Final, Edgbaston (Day).