India to play West Indies, South Africa in WT20 warm-ups

Dubai (PTI): The Indian cricket team will square off against South Africaand the West Indies in its warm-up matches before the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in India from March 8. The Indians are scheduled to open their campaign in the event on March 15 against Bangladesh and before that, the team will play a couple of warm-up games. The first of these games will be on March 10 in Kolkataagainst the West Indies, while the second game against South Africa will be held on March 13 in Mumbai. India have been placed in Group 2 with New Zealand,Pakistan and Australia and a yet-to-be-decided qualifier. New Delhi and Mumbai will host the semi-finals of the event on March 30 and 31, while Kolkata will be the venue of the April 3 final.