England have been grouped with defending champions Sri Lanka for the 2016 World Twenty20 in India.
Eoin Morgan’s guys will also face South Africa, West Indies and a qualifier in the second group stage of the tournament which begins on eight March.
Ireland and Scotland enter at the 1st group stage, but have been drawn in separate pools of 4 teams.
In the women’s competitors, England are in the same group as India and Ireland will face champions Australia.
Pakistan, who had threatened to boycott the tournament over a delay in agreeing a bilateral series with India, have been placed in the identical group as their bitter rivals.
Men’s first round (group winners progress to second round)
Group A – Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland and Oman
Group B – Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Afghanistan
Men’s second round (best two progress to semi-finals)
Group 1 – Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, England and winner group B
Group 2 – India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and winner group A
Women’s very first round (leading two progress to semi-finals)
Group A – Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ireland
Group B – England, West Indies, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
A qualifying game between Zimbabwe and Hong Kong will start the tournament in Nagpur, with each the men’s and women’s finals becoming played as a double-header at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on three April.
The semi-finals will also be double-headers, in New Delhi and Mumbai respectively.
The men’s tournament will carry total prize funds of $ five.6m (£3.7m), an increase of 86% from the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh.
The women’s prize income is up 122% to $ 400,000 (£264,000).
“The ICC Globe Twenty20 is an occasion which puts the world’s ideal cricketers in the shortest format of the game against every other in a nation versus nation contest,” said International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson.
“The Twenty20 format provides the perfect car by which the ICC can further globalise the game, supplying international exposure and opportunity to our prime Associate and Affiliate members.
“The ICC Planet Twenty20 occasion structure is made to provide hugely competitive matches all through, with eight evenly matched sides fighting it out in the initial round and the greatest two then obtaining in the mix with the prime eight ranked teams in the Super ten stage exactly where the intensity and competition will be of the extremely highest level.”
The Globe T20 has been held on five occasions because the inaugural tournament in 2007, with 5 diverse men’s champions – India, Pakistan, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka.
The men’s 2016 event will be last biennial tournament, with the competitors switching to a 4-year cycle.
The women’s tournament, which began in 2009 and has been won only by England (after) and Australia (3 times), is to remain biennial.
LONDON Dec five Britain’s best two insurers Aviva and Prudential along with the Lloyd’s of London insurance coverage market place have been amongst the 19 firms whose capital calculation models the Bank of England authorized on Saturday.
Approval implies the named insurers can use in-house internal models to determine how significantly capital they have to hold to safeguard policyholder commitments below new European Union Solvency II capital guidelines that come into force subsequent month.
Without having endorsement, firms must use a standard calculation strategy of their solvency set out by regulators, which usually leads to larger capital specifications.
“Going forward we will monitor insurers’ models very carefully in order to guarantee they continue to provide an proper level of capital,” Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority, mentioned in a statement.
(Reporting by Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones Editing by Keith Weir)
LONDON Dec 5 Britain’s best two insurers Aviva and Prudential along with the Lloyd’s of London insurance coverage market place have been amongst the 19 firms whose capital calculation models the Bank of England authorized on Saturday.
Approval signifies the named insurers can use in-property internal models to determine how a lot capital they should hold to safeguard policyholder commitments below new European Union Solvency II capital rules that come into force next month.
With no endorsement, firms should use a standard calculation approach of their solvency set out by regulators, which typically leads to greater capital specifications.
“Going forward we will monitor insurers’ models very carefully in order to make certain they continue to deliver an suitable level of capital,” Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority, stated in a statement.
The insurers authorized incorporate all the FTSE 100 insurers which submitted their internal models, along with Scottish Widows, a unit of UK bank Lloyds. The Bank of England had stated “about 20” models had been submitted for approval.
The following insurers’ models were approved:
Aspen Insurance UK Ltd
British Gas Insurance Ltd
Just Retirement Ltd
Legal & Basic Group Plc
Markel International Insurance coverage Company Ltd
MBIA UK Insurance Ltd
The National Farmers’ Union Mutual Insurance Society Ltd
Pacific Life Re Ltd
Pension Insurance coverage Corporation Plc
QBE European Operations Plc
RSA Insurance Group Plc
Scottish Widows Group
Society of Lloyd’s
Normal Life Plc
Unum European Holding Company (Further reporting by Huw Jones Editing by Keith Weir)
Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis has been appointed president of Commonwealth Games England.
Lewis, 43, succeeds Dame Kelly Holmes, who spent six years in the part.
The 2000 Olympic heptathlon champion will give “leadership and guidance” before the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to be held on Australia’s Gold Coast.
“I am thrilled I have the possibility to perform with, and support, England’s athletes and help them towards becoming a Commonwealth medallist,” mentioned Lewis.
“I realize what help is required in order to enable athletes to prepare and compete to the very best of their potential.”
As well as her Olympic accomplishment in Sydney, Lewis won Commonwealth titles in 1994 and 1998.
Commonwealth Games England manages the participation and preparation of the England group.
Its chairman, Ian Metcalfe, stated Lewis’ function will be “important”, adding: “We’re specific that her encounter as an elite athlete will inspire the subsequent generation of Team England athletes and assist CGE in supporting them.”
England topped the medal table at final year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and have been third in September’s Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.
England wrapped up victory in the T20 series against Pakistan after a thrilling 3-run victory in Dubai.
Captain Shahid Afridi’s late cameo – 24 off eight deliveries – was not enough to help Pakistan more than the line right after England finished on 172-eight.
James Vince (38) best scored for England, with stand-in captain Jos Buttler (33) and opener Jason Roy (29) also chipping in.
Afridi was also the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, taking 3-15.
The win was England’s fifth consecutive T20 victory, with the World T20 set to take location in India in March.
The vacationers looked to be heading for a comfy victory when Afridi strode to the crease with his side needing 53 off 20 deliveries.
But some lusty hitting from the 35 year old, including three sixes, brought the game back into the balance.
It was an eventful game for Afridi, whose skiddy leg-breaks had earlier caused troubles for the English batsmen.
Alex Hales was dismissed by Afridi’s first delivery for 11, with Jason Roy edging behind in his subsequent over.
The wicket took Afridi ahead of group-mate Saeed Ajmal to turn into the highest wicket taker in international T20 cricket.
It was a topsy-turvy match for Chris Woakes, who finished on 15 not out, 13 of them in the final more than, when he batted.
But when he bowled his third over went for 22, which includes a wide, a no ball, and three Afridi sixes more than wide lengthy off, deep square leg and deep cover, ahead of the Pakistan captain was dismissed off the final delivery, Liam Plunkett performing effectively to hold on to a sharp catch when off balance.
Woakes then bowled the final more than under key stress, with Pakistan needing 11 to win.
Sarfraz dragged the first ball onto his stumps, just before Sohail Tanvir dispatched his very first delivery more than square leg for 4.
With seven necessary to win, Woakes held his nerve, with his final 4 deliveries going for just three runs.
A outstanding piece of fielding from Umar Akmal had the packed crowd in Dubai on their feet.
Akmal got two hands to a Billings slog at extended on, but the pace of the ball carried him over the rope off balance.
Nonetheless, he managed to toss the ball high enough, just before touching the ground beyond the boundary, to get himself adequate time to scamper back inside the rope to reclaim the ball and take an amazing catch.
As soon as once again, England looked to use their full squad, with Jos Buttler captaining England for the first time in Eoin Morgan’s absence.
Morgan was 1 of 4 players who featured in Thursday’s 14-run victory to be rested. Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan and Reece Topley also produced way, for Buttler, Joe Root, Woakes and David Willey.
Liam Plunkett, who had not taken portion in a competitive match on the tour until his three wickets in the 1st T20, was man of the match for his 3-33.
Adil Rashid took two-18, like the wicket of opener Rafatullah Mohmand, who was stumped for 23.
With Stephen Parry getting currently dismissed Ahmed Shehzad in related style, it meant it was the 1st time that each openers had been stumped in a T20 international.
The final match of the series is on Monday in Sharjah.
What they stated
England captain Jos Buttler told BBC Sport: “I’ll take one particular win from one particular match as captain. It is a little bit much more stressful and emotional.
“We weren’t at our ideal, but we did adequate to win a game away from home against excellent opposition. That is a excellent effort.
“It was fantastic character from Woakes soon after that more than he bowled to Afridi. To have the guts and balls to bowl that final more than as effectively as he did is fantastic testament to him.”
Man of the match Liam Plunkett told BBC Sport: “We played some truly excellent cricket yesterday, but we necessary to increase in the field. Hopefully nowadays we did that. This was a closer game. We weren’t on our A game, but we nevertheless won. I think that shows what a very good squad we are now.”
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi: “”This is very quick cricket. We must raise our standard of fielding and our fitness levels.
“I missed the likelihood. That was a fantastic opportunity to win the game.
“It was a great game of cricket and there is a couple of locations where we can increase prior to the Planet T20. We have time, but we have to increase as quickly as feasible.”