Dubai: Defending champion India was placed in an easy Group ‘A’ — alongside Bangladesh and Zimbabwe — for the 2009 ICC Twenty20 World Championship in England.

The groupings for the second edition of the event was decided in a two-day ICC Board meeting, which concluded here on Wednesday.

Since not enough matches have been played in the shortest format of the game to allow viable official rankings, the Board decided to group teams on the basis of their finishing positions in the inaugural edition of the championship this year.

The groups: ‘A’: India, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. ‘B’: Pakistan, England and Associate 1. ‘C’: Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies. ‘D’: New Zealand, South Africa and Associate 2. — PTI

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