2009 Groups Announced...[Cricket]
ankings, has gone by the finishing positions in the 2007 tournament.
India, winners of the inaugural championship, are grouped with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Australia have the toughest group - on paper - with Sri Lanka and West Indies completing the threesome.
The ICC board, which met in Dubai on Wednesday, had discussed the groupings following a request by the England and Wales Cricket Board for early determination to proceed with the venue-event bidding process, which in turn would allow match tickets to go on sale at the earliest.
The groups (with 2007 finishing positions in brackets):
Associate 1 (10)
Sri Lanka (6)
West Indies (11)
New Zealand (4)
South Africa (5)
Associate 2 (12)