Mumbai to host 2011 Cup final

NEW DELHI - Mumbai will host the final and Mohali one of the semifinals, according to the allocation of India's share of matches in the 2011 cricket World Cup announced yesterday.

NEW DELHI - Mumbai will host the final and Mohali one of the semifinals, according to the allocation of India's share of matches in the 2011 cricket World Cup announced yesterday.

India, which co-hosts the showpiece event with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in February and March 2011, will organise 29 matches at eight venues, the Indian cricket board said.

The full schedule of the 14-nation tournament will be announced in Mumbai on November 9. The one quarterfinal allotted to India will be held in the western city of Ahmedabad, which will also host two more matches.

Sri Lanka will host 12 and Bangladesh eight of the remaining 20 games in the 49-match tournament after Pakistan were removed as co-hosts by the International Cricket Council due to security concerns. Sri Lanka will stage the other semifinal and one quarterfinal, while Bangladesh will host the opening ceremony on February 18 and two quarterfinals. - Sapa-AFP

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