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Mushtaq Ali T20: Holders Gujarat in Group B, Mumbai & Baroda in Group A

Last updated on: January 12, 2016 16:54 IST

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IMAGE: Baroda captain Irfan Pathan. Photograph: PTI

Defending champions Gujarat and former winners Baroda are placed in different groups for the final stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship, which will be held at two venues in Mumbai from January 15-20.

While 2014-15 winners Gujarat, who won the crown in 2012-13 too, are placed in Group B along with Delhi, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, 2013-14 champions Baroda have been drawn in Group A along with hosts Mumbai, Kerala and Vidarbha.

The round-robin stage will see four matches per day, the action beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm daily, leading to the summit clash between the top two finishers of the two groups, scheduled at the Wankhede Stadium under lights from 6:30 pm.

All Group A games will be held at the Wankhede stadium while Group B matches will be at the MCA Academy at the Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Vidarbha takes on Baroda in the opening Group A game on January 15 at the Wankhede stadium, while on the same day Gujarat will clash with Delhi in the Group B opener at the BKC ground.

There will be no match on January 17 and 19.

The schedule:

Group A (Wankhede Stadium):

Jan 15: Vidarbha v Baroda (9:00 am); Kerala v Mumbai (1:00 pm).

Jan 16: Kerala v Baroda (9:00 am); Vidarbha v Mumbai (1:00 pm).

Jan 18: Vidarbha v Kerala (9:00 am); Baroda v Mumbai (1.00 pm).

Group B (BKC ground):

Jan 15: Gujarat v Delhi (9:00 am); Jharkhand v UPCA (1:00 pm).

Jan 16: Jharkhand v Delhi (9:00 am); Gujarat v UPCA (1:00 pm).

Jan 18: Gujarat v Jharkhand (9:00 am); Delhi v UPCA (1:00 pm).

Jan 20: Final: Group A winners v Group B winners, Wankhede Stadium (6:30 pm).