Thursday, September 22, 2011

Launching of ICC WORLD T20 -2012

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Kumar Sangakkara and Shashikala Siriwardene, the Sri Lankan women's captain, with the World Twenty20 trophies, Colombo, September 21, 2011 and Chief Executive Officer of ICC Mr.Haroon Lorgat on the right of the picture.

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Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief, at the launch of the 2012 World Twenty20 in Colombo

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What is the hosting country of the next ICC WORLD T20?

Now it is the cricket festival time. The whole cricketing world is preparing for the biggest festival in cricket. The 50 over cricketing world cup. Specially the people in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are enthusiastic because, they are going to host the world cup. Sri Lankan people are very happy after 15 years they are going to host a world cup. But most of them doesn't know that Sri Lanka is going to host another cricketing world cup in next year. It is the ICC T20 world cup 2012. Now there is another reason for the Sri Lankan Cricket fans to be happy.The ICC WORLD T20-2012 is completely going to host in Sri Lanka. They have host ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY-2001 and two youth world cups in 2000 and in 2006.

It will be first time held in an Asian Country .The ICC development committee has expanded the global qualification system for the World Twenty20, to give the Associate and Affiliate members of the governing body a chance to feature in the tournament. The qualification tournament, which was contested by eight teams in February 2010, is set to feature 16 sides when it is held in early 2012 ahead of the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, later that year.

The expanded field will comprise ten qualifiers from regional Twenty20 tournaments in addition to six countries that currently enjoy ODI/Twenty20 status. The exact details of the regional qualification network are yet to be announced.