What makes ICC Twenty -Twenty World Cup stand out from other 20-20 cricket games is that it is one event that sees international participation like any other major cricketing event but is still more entertaining than most of them especially to the generation that has no time to sit glued to the television screens for hours awaiting result of a crucial game.
Twenty -Twenty format of cricket has invited criticism ever since it came to the fore on account of it being responsible for the poor performance of the cricketers in other formats of the game that are supposedly more refined and important. But the fans and followers of the event are not affected and it is still anticipated with a lot of craze and excitement amidst cricket lovers. The tournament is one of the most awaited sporting events of the year 2012.
T20 World Cup 2012: Quick Facts
|Host Nation||Sri Lanka|
|Date of First Match||18th September 2012, Tuesday|
|Date of Last Match||"7th October 2012, Sunday"|
|Time period of the ICC 20-20 World Cup||20 days|
|Total Number of matches||27|
|The defending Champions||Pakistan|
|Number of teams participating||12|
|India's Rank in the ICC 20-20 rank-list.||2|
For the ones unaware, the first ever twenty twenty was held in the year 2007 in South Africa. India won the cup and the Indian players were felicitated and showered with love from the fans and acknowledgements and gifts from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) for giving a spectacular performance. This remained instrumental for the Indians to be even more interested in the sport. The second time, ICC 20-20 World Cup was held in England in the year 2009 with Pakistan emerging winners, defeating Sri Lanka in the finals. The third ICC 20-20 World Cup took place in the year 2010. The hosts were West Indies and the winners, England. The next ICC Twenty -Twenty World Cup will be held in 2014 in Bangladesh, followed by India in 2016.
Last Updated on 9/27/2012
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