ICC T20 World Cup Tournament
In the year 2007 the ICC T20 World Cup Tournament was founded by the International Cricket Council, ICC. This tournament is held every two years and ever since its inception it has turned out to be a big hit worldwide.
The first ICC T20 World Cup Tournament was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2007. India won the tournament and became the first winners of the T20 series after beating Pakistan by 5 runs. The second tournament was held in England in June, 2009 where Pakistan beat Sri Lanka. The Third was held at Barbados, West Indies where England beat Australia by 7 wickets. The fourth ICC T20 World Cup Tournament is due to be held at Sri Lanka from 18 September 2012 to 7 October 2012.
All Test-playing countries are automatically qualified to play in the ICC T20 World Cup Tournament. The other countries have to play qualification matches to qualify. The number of nations playing in the qualifying tournaments varies from one year to the next with the number of nations playing in the 2010 qualifying tournaments as the highest.
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This year we look forward to the ICC T20 World Cup Tournament 2012 to be held in September. The hot and happening team this time seems to be the West Indies. According to Shane Watson the all-rounder from the Australian team, he feels the West Indies is a well-balanced team with good experience in T20 cricket and a great capacity to play under pressure. On the other hand, the Australian team he says, has been doing well in the domestic T20 matches so will also be up for grabs in the ICC T20 World Cup Tournament this year. He says that with some changes in the players in the Australian team this year, we can also hope to see some interesting cricket.
This year with so much being said about the tournament, there is a lot of anticipation. With tickets being sold as low as $0.25 and the highest for the finals at $45.00, it seems like there is going to be a massive turnout with packed stadiums for a smashing ICC T20 World Cup Tournament 2012.
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