The first match of the tournament in Group A will be played between host England and Bangladesh. Eight international teams – Pakistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will battle for the tournament which is held after every two years.

Fast bowler Wahab Riaz suffers a slight injury on his left knee

Spokesman of PCB says “The pacer has slightly injured upper muscle of his left knee which has been bandaged as a precautionary measure”. The spokesman for the Board stated that there was no serious problem with Wahab, adding that the pacer did not need to undergo medical test for his knee injury at the moment.

India won the warm up game easily by 240 runs against Bangladesh

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first. After being put into bat, India amassed 324-7. Bangladesh all team bowled out on 84.

IAAF doping review body rejects 28 Russian athletes but approves three

Twenty-eight Russian athletes have had their requests to compete as neutrals rejected by world athletics' governing body, which has approved three others. The IAAF doping review board accepted the appeals of 400m runner Kseniya Aksyonova, javelin thrower Vera Rebrik and 400m hurdler Vera Rudakova. Russia's athletics federation is suspended from international competition after claims of state-sponsored doping. IAAF president Lord Coe said that the importance of this huge task should not be underestimated.

Rugby- British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland not worried by New Zealand tour schedule

Head coach Warren Gatland says, the British and Irish Lions should not worry about their "difficult schedule". The 41-man squad arrived in Auckland on Wednesday, and was greeted at the airport by a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony. Gatland's side begins their 10-match in New Zealand tour on Saturday against a Provincial Union XV in Whangerei.

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