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Twenty20 Cricket
Twenty20 is a type of cricket, initially established in England for specialized inter-county contest by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003.A Twenty20 match engages two teams, each one has a distinct innings, batting for utmost of 20 over�s. Twenty20 cricket is also identified as T20 cricket. It has been played at club level for days, habitually in evenings when dawn was a problem.

A Twenty20 game is fulfilled in about three and half hours, with both innings lasting around 75 minutes, thus carrying the game closer to the time period of other trendy team sports. It was pioneered to craft a lively form of the game which would be dazzling to audiences at the ground and spectators on television and as such it has been very victorious. It was commercially successful and has been adopted internationally. The ECB did not mean that Twenty20 would change other forms of cricket and these have sustained alongside it.

Since its initiation the game has reached around the cricket world. On most worldwide tours there is at least one Twenty20 match and all Test-playing nations have a home cup contest. The opening International Cricket Council World Twenty20 was played in South Africa in 2007 with India succeeded by five runs against Pakistan in the final. 2009's Twenty20 World competition was phased in England and won by Pakistan. England won the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 defeated Australia in the event by 7 wickets.

History - Origins

The idea of a reduced format of the game at a skilled level was conferred by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 1998 and 2001. The Benson & Hedges Cup was a one-day cricket contest for first rate counties in England and Wales that was held from 1972 to 2002, one of cricket's longest finance deals.

When the Benson & Hedges Cup ended in 2002, the ECB looked-for a different one day competition to fill its place. The cricketing authorities were looking to boost up the game's fame with the younger age band in response to deteriorating crowds and compact sponsorship. It was anticipated to convey fast paced, exciting cricket reachable to thousands of fans who were defer by the longer versions of the game. Stuart Robertson, the marketing manager of the ECB, planned a 20 over per innings match to county chairmen in 2001 and they voted 11-7 in errand of adopting the new format. A media group was invited to enlarge a name for the new amusement and Twenty20 was the selected title. Twenty20 cricket is also known as T20 cricket.

Twenty20 cricket was officially initiated in 2003 when the ECB launched the Twenty20 Cup and was promoted with the slogan �I don�t like cricket, I love it�, captured from the 10cc song "Dreadlock Holiday".
Twenty20 cup
The first authorized Twenty20 games were played on 13 June 2003 among the English counties in the Twenty20 Cup. The first spell of Twenty20 in England was a qualified achievement, with the Surrey Lions defeating the Warwickshire Bears by 9 wickets in the final to claim the Twenty20 Cup. On 15 July 2004 Middlesex vs. Surrey (the foremost Twenty20 game to be held at Lord's) paying attention a crowd of 26,500, the prime crowd for any county cricket fixture other than a one-day final since 1953.


On 10 January 2005 Australia's former Twenty20 competition was played at the WACA Ground between the Western Warriors and the Victorian Bushrangers. It drew a surrendered crowd of 20,700.
Twenty20 Worldwide
Opening 11 July 2006 19 West Indies local teams battled in what was named the Stanford 20/20 tournament. The event has been economically backed by billionaire Allen Stanford, who gave at least US$28,000,000 granting money. West Indies celebrities also supported the programme, and some "looked after" the side during their stay in and around the reason built ground in Antigua. Guyana won the inaugural affair, defeating Trinidad and Tobago by 5 wickets.

Scheduled 1 February 2008's Twenty20 contest between Australia and India, 84,041people focused the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground concerning the Twenty20 World Champions besides the ODI World Champions. Twenty20 magnetized many admirers to the game through the Indian Premier League. The first Indian Premier League which was junctured in India in 2008 revolutionized the face of the game. The league implicated over hundreds of players bonded and over billion dollars speculation. It was won by Rajasthan Royals with the Chennai Super Kings concluding as runners-up. The second version was staged in South Africa which was won by Deccan Chargers striking the Royal Challengers in the last. The third edition was played in India regardless of the many disputes and arguments occurred. The union was won by the Chennai Super Kings with Mumbai Indians lasting as the runners-up.

Twenty20 Internationals

Twenty20 Internationals
On 17 February 2005 Australia beated New Zealand in the first men's complete international Twenty20 match, played at Eden Park in Auckland. The competition was played in a light-hearted manner.

The initial Twenty20 international in England was played amid England and Australia at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire on 13 June 2005, which England won by a margin of 100 runs.

On 9 January 2006 Australia and South Africa met in the opening international Twenty20 fixture in Australia. At first, each player's pet name emerged on the back of his uniform, relatively than his surname. The international game drew a crowd of 38,894 people at The Gabba. Australia credibly won the match with man of the match Damien Martyn scoring 96 runs.

On 16 February 2006 New Zealand conquered West Indies in a tie-breaking bowl-out 3-0; 126 runs were scored respectively in the game accurately. The competition was the last international match played by Chris Cairns - tendered out actual size cardboard cover of his face to benefactor as they entered the ground.

Impact on the game

Twenty20 cricket is alleged to have effected in a more agile and "explosive" form of cricket. Indian fitness coach Ramji Srinivasan affirmed in an discussion with the Indian fitness website, that Twenty20 had "raised the bar" in terms of fitness stage for all players, insisting higher levels of strength, speed, agility and reaction moment from all players irrespective of function in the team. Not each person pacts with this inspection, however, quoting for instance the fact that a retired player like Shane Warne has been victorious in such game as the IPL. Ramesh Powar is one better example of a "flabby" player who has thrived in the IPL.

Shane Warne has by no means known for physical fitness. On the other hand, victorious retired players such as Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden have. In fact, Hayden acclaimed retirement from International cricket with assisting his performance in common and fitness in particular in the IPL.

Match format and rules


Twenty20 match design is akin to limited overs cricket in that it entails two teams, each with a single innings, the key variation being each squad bats for a maximum of 20 overs. In conditions of image system, the batting team associate do not arrive from and leave to habitual dressing rooms, but come and go from a "bench" (in general a row of chairs) noticeable in the playing dome.

General Rules

The rules of cricket concern to Twenty20, with some exceptions:

  • Every bowler may bowl a maximum of just one-fifth of the total overs per innings. For a complete, endless match, this is 4 overs.
  • Must a bowler deliver a no ball by exceeding the popping crease, it costs 1 run and his next release is designated a "free-hit". In this event the batsman can only be fired through a run out, hitting the ball twice, hindering the field or handling the ball.
  • The following fielding restrictions apply:
    • No further than five fielders can be on the leg side at any time.
    • At some point in the first six overs, a limit of two fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle (This is sometimes known as the powerplay).
    • Once the first six overs, a bound of five fielders can be outside the fielding circle.
  • If the fielding squad does not begin to bowl their 20th over within 75 minutes, the batting side is certified an extra six runs for every full over bowled after the 75 minute spot, the umpire may include more time to this if they think the batting team is wasting time.

Tie fixes

Presently, if the game ends with the scores tied and there must be a winner, the tie is busted with a one over per side "Eliminator" or "Super Over": Each side proposes three batsmen and one bowler to play a one-over per side "mini-match", occasionally referred to as a "One1".In circle, each side bats one over bowled by the one chosen conflict bowler, with their innings over if they drop two wickets prior to the over is completed. The team with the higher gain from their Super Over wins. Tied Twenty20 games were formerly decided by a "Bowl-out".

Champions Twenty20 League

Champions Twenty20 League
The Champions League Twenty20 frequently called CLT20 is a twenty20-based cricket contest aspects side from India, South Africa, England, Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies. The game on the other hand does not mark equal number of teams from each country. The Winners and the runners-up of the home club from Pakistan, India, and South Africa, England and Australia and the winners of the other 4 countries are also traited in the tournament.

2008 Season

The foremost edition was believed to have featured in India with 8 teams. Although there were rumours that only teams from India, South Africa, Australia and England would be permitted to take part, Sialkot Stallions of Pakistan was also allowed entry. The contest was however deferred and later terminated due to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

2009 Season

After the abolition of the opening edition, the tournament observed few changes to boost fan support. The association was to trait 2 teams from India, South Africa, Australia and England and 1 each from West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The design of the game was also changed in comparison to the Twenty20 World Cup. Conversely Sialkot Stallions from Pakistan were denied admission due to the political tensions amid India and Pakistan. Delhi Daredevils the group topper of the IPL were preferred to surrogate them.

2010 Season

The 2010 Champions League Twenty20 was apprehended in the month of September in South Africa. There were only 10 squads instead of 12 as the top 2 English counties could not play a part. The 10 squads were positioned in two groups. Chennai Super Kings stroked the Chevrolet Warriors of South Africa in the final.


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