The ICC T20 World Cup 2012 will be held in Sri Lanka between September 18 and October 7 2012. This will be the first T20 World Cup held in an Asian country. The format will see four groups of three teams in a preliminary round. The top two teams from each group will proceed to the Super Eight stage of the tournament.
The Super Eight stage consists of the top two teams from each group of the group stage. The teams are split into two groups, Groups E and F. Group E will consist of the top seed from Groups A and C, and the second seed of groups B and D. Group F will consist of the top seed from Groups B and D, and the second seed of groups A and C.
The seedings used are those allocated at the start of the tournament and are not affected by group stage results, with the exception of if a non-seeded team knocks out a seeded team, the non-seeded team inherits the seed of the knocked-out team. The top two teams from the two Super Eight groups would play the semi-finals, and the semi-final winners would contest the final to determine the world champions in Twenty20 cricket.