India, Pakistan, England and Bangladesh are the four teams who have made their way into the knockout stage of the highly coveted Champions Trophy.
The first semi-final will be played between the host nation England and Pakistan in Cardiff on June 14 (Wednesday). Whereas the defending champions, India will lock horns against the Bangladeshi side in the second semi-final on June 15 (Thursday).
England has had an excellent tournament so far as they remain unbeaten at the end of the league stage whereas Pakistan got the better of Sri-Lanka in a virtual quarter-final to book a place in the semis. With two wins in three group games, India finished the round robin as table toppers.
On the other hand, Bangladesh who was considered as minnows before the tournament began shocked everyone as they crushed the black caps to make way into its first ever semi-final in an ICC event.
As the excitement for the knockout stage among the fans takes a high, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel has said that Mega LED screens would be installed at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium for free public viewing of the Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final and final as per a report by ABP.
“This is being done to utilise the free space in the stadium and also provide everyone a chance to watch the matches for free on the mega screen.”
“The idea is to initiate sports culture among the public and optimum utilization of the stadiums, in future we will have mini-fests too that would create a huge buzz for sporting events across India”.
Goel will guide the inauguration of the mega LED screens at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday.
– by Yash Kashikar