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Twenty20 Cricket

Twenty20 cricket has infused excitement and entertainment of football matches in cricket. The inaugural ICC Twenty20 world cup, played in South Africa (2007) is testimony to the fact that this form of cricket is huge hit and more entertaining than a 50-50 overs one day international. Twenty20 cricket has certainly redefined the game of cricket. Twenty20 is a form of limited overs cricket, which was originally started in the United Kingdom for county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board (EWCB), in the year 2003. In the twenty 20 cricket format, both the teams get to play a maximum of 20 overs.

The most exciting part of the Twenty20 cricket is that a game is completed in about three hours, which brings the game closer to other popular team sports like football. This form of Cricket was introduced to make the game more lively and attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television and that has been very successful.

Within a span of just 4 years, this format of the game has spread around in all cricket playing countries and now we have at least one Twenty 20 game on most international tours. Many of the Test-playing countries have domestic twenty20 competition and others are catching up fast. The finals of the inaugural ICC Twenty20 World cup, played between Indian and Pakistan, has proved that cricket lovers all over the world would get to see many more such exciting and thrilling cricket in times to come.

This page was last updated on 25/09/2007.