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BCCI's proposed Future Tours Programme proof of board's skewed priorities towards T20 cricket - Firstpost

Evidently, BCCI does not see itself as the conscience keeper of Test cricket around the world. You would have expected the International Cricket Council (ICC), which had restricted the number of T20s in bilateral series to protect its own ICC World T20 ...

IPL now has window in ICC Future Tours Programme - ESPN (press release) (blog)

In the next FTP cycle (2019-23), the IPL is the only domestic Twenty20 league during which all international cricket will come to a halt, for a period of two months, across April and May. Though that has more or less been the case since the IPL began ...

Field of dreams for Mullumbimby cricketers - Northern Star

She re-injured herself, slipping on wet concrete while recovering from the injury, and so was forced to watch the Australian side go on to win the tournament from the sidelines. Fields returned to captain Australia to a second successive ICC Women's ...

T10 format all ready to revolutionize cricket - ARY NEWS

When England introduced Twenty20 cricket a lot of people were skeptical about the newest format but it became an instant success when gradually elevated to international level in 2006. Few know that India had strongly opposed the rapid fire brand of ...

Afghanistan's Test debut is the most important cricketing event of 2018 - The Roar

Since then, Afghanistan has played 52 ODI against full ICC members and won 21 of them. Against Associate members it has won 22 out of 34. In February 2010, Afghanistan qualified for the ICC World Twenty20, where they lost to South Africa and India at ...

Ten Players to Look For in T10 League 2017 - Pakistan Tribe

The Boom Boom Afridi, who left cricket almost a year ago, will once again be in action, leading the Pakhtoons. It seems as though Afridi's retirement was so keenly felt, they invented a new format just to keep him going. No one can doubt his six ...

Happy Birthday, Yuvraj Singh: A look back at his six sixes off Stuart Broad - Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Yuvraj Singh celebrates his 36th birthday today, let's relive his his famous six sixes in the inaugural World T20 in 2007. Ten years ago, on September 19 at Kingsmead, Yuvraj Singh etched his name into the record books by hitting six ...

We wish Yuvi a very 'Happy Birthday'. - News Track

He was the Man of the Tournament in the year 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won. In a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit six sixes in one over ...

Netherlands' WCL triumph paves way for ODI prominence - ESPNcricinfo.com

"The Netherlands cricket team has played three matches in nine months. I reckon I've got another 20 years in me at this rate." About a year ago, that was the tongue-in-cheek tweet of exasperation from Dutch captain Peter Borren on the state of affairs ...

Afghanistan wicketkeeper Shahzad gets 12-month doping ban - Yahoo India News

... the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Prohibited List. Clenbuterol, used by sufferers of breathing disorders such as asthma, is banned in and out-of-competition. Shahzad pleaded guilty to the violation and the ICC accepted he had "inadvertently ...

England confirm 2018 fixtures - ECB.co.uk

... a slightly longer tail but might it be reasoned that England can justify that in the shortest form of the game? Every player in the squad will think they have a chance of earning a place in the side, while the two touring party members yet to make ...

Pybus once more? - The Daily Star

The board was also eager to sign a contract with someone who will continue till the 2019 ICC World Cup in England. During Pybus's short tenure, the Tigers played a series of unofficial matches in Zimbabwe and Trinidad, and won a three-match Twenty20 ...

Mithali Raj's long innings - Livemint

In a first, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is setting up an organized calendar for women's cricket. The team starts its domestic season this month. Raj will play a one-day match as part of the senior team in Hyderabad on 6 December ...

Remembering Indian Cricket League, the 'rebel' that led to IPL would have turned 10 today - Firstpost

In another part of the World, cricket was undergoing a revolution. Twenty20 (T20) cricket was introduced in England in 2003 and branded by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as the carnival of cricket. The format became an instant hit drawing huge ...

UAE lose to Thailand in Women's World Twenty20 Qualifying Series final - Khaleej Times

A spell of 3.2-1-7-5 earned Nisha Ali her fourth player of the match award, but unfortunately UAE went down to Thailand in the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifying Series (Asia Region) at the Terdthai Cricket Ground in Bangkok, on Monday ...

Rai takes treble in Nepal's victory - The Kathmandu Post

Nepal failed to make it to the 2018 Women's World Twenty20 Global Qualifiers despite returning with a 50-run victory over China in their final league match of the Asia Qualifiers in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday. In the match where Sabnam Rai became ...

UAE in Women's World T20 Qualifier - Khaleej Times

The UAE notched their third win on Sunday to secure a place in the ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier which will be held in Netherlands in June 2018. With a comfortable 34-run victory over Malaysia at the Terdthai Cricket Ground, the UAE women also set up ...

"Surreal" moment as UAE reach next stage of Women's World T20 qualifying in first-ever ICC tournament - Sport360°

UAE all-rounder Natasha Michael says it's a surreal feeling that the team have reached the next stage of the Women's World Twenty20 qualifiers in their first ICC tournament. A 34-run victory over Malaysia yesterday saw the UAE book their place in today ...

UAE women cricketers create history in ICC tournament - gulfnews.com

Dubai: The UAE women wrote a new chapter in their cricketing history by qualifying for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup qualifiers to be held in Netherlands by winning four out of their five matches in the ICC Women's T20 Asian ...

Thailand and UAE win places in the ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier - International Cricket Council

Thailand will be making their third successive appearance in the World T20 Qualifier but UAE have qualified for the first time as they are taking part in their first ICC competition. Nisha Ali has been the star of this tournament for UAE, and the ...

The ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. Organised by cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council , the tournament currently consists of 16 teams, comprising all ten ICC full members and six other associate or affiliate members chosen through the World Twenty20 Qualifier. All matches played are accorded Twenty20 International status.

ICC World Twenty20
Administrator International Cricket Council
Format Twenty20 International
First tournament 2007
Next tournament 2018
Tournament format Preliminary round
Super 10
Play-offs
Number of teams 16
Current champion  West Indies (2nd title)
Most successful  West Indies (2 titles)
Most runs Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene (1016)
Most wickets Pakistan Shahid Afridi (39)

The ICC World Twenty20 (also referred to as the World T20, and colloquially as the T20 World Cup) is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. Organised by cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament currently consists of 16 teams, comprising all ten ICC full members and six other associate or affiliate members chosen through the World Twenty20 Qualifier. All matches played are accorded Twenty20 International status.

The event has generally been held every two years. Originally there was going to be a four-year gap from the conclusion of the 2016 tournament to the next scheduled competition in Australia. However, in May 2016, the ICC put forward the idea of having a tournament in 2018, with South Africa being the possible host. The ICC are scheudled to make a decision on the 2018 tournament in October 2016.

Six tournaments have so far been played, and only the West Indies, who currently hold the title, has won the tournament on multiple occasions. The inaugural event, the 2007 World Twenty20, was staged in South Africa, and won by India, who defeated Pakistan in the final at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The 2009 tournament took place in England, and was won by the previous runner-up, Pakistan, who defeated Sri Lanka in the final at Lord's. The third tournament was held in 2010, hosted by the countries making up the West Indies cricket team. England defeated Australia in the final in Barbados, which was played at Kensington Oval. The fourth tournament, the 2012 World Twenty20, was held in Asia for the first time, with all matches played in Sri Lanka. The West Indies won the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka in the final, winning its first international tournament since the 2004 Champions Trophy. The fifth tournament, the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, was hosted by Bangladesh, and was won by Sri Lanka, who became the first team to play in three finals. West Indies are the current World T20I holders, beating England in the 2016 final, winning their second title.