Indian team departs for Champions Trophy May 29

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will depart for England and Wales from here May 29 to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held June 6-23.

This will be the seventh and final Champions Trophy as it is due to be replaced by the ICC World Test Championship in 2017.

India are placed in Group B along with South Africa, West Indies and arch-rivals Pakistan.

India open the tournament when they take on South Africa June 6 and then will go on to play the West Indies (June 11) and Pakistan (June 15).

The top two teams will qualify for the semifinals.

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