International Cricket Council, the new, supreme Ray Mali hailed Twenty20 as the game of the future on Thursday at the official launch for September’s inaugural world Cup Championships in South Africa.
By means of dwindling crowd numbers for both Test match and one-day internationals, the ICC is placing huge stock on the first ever championships for a shorter version for the game that would capture everyone’s imagination. Without any doubt this is a great idea, it’s a game of the future and inside the next five to Ten years, every citizen of South Africa will be playing this type of game.
Laser show at the launch provided a taste of the high-octane atmosphere that can be expected tin Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town when the three cities play host to the 12 teams playing in the tournament.
Supreme was looking forward to the event with a mixture of pride and excitement, knowing South Africa and excitement because the event marks a first for cricket - the 1st time this arrangement of the game will have been played on a truly global scale.
Graeme Smith, the skipper of South African cricket team declared that Twenty20 was a hit with players who had managed to rack up previously unimaginable score. Twenty20 cricket has helped the game move with contemporary times, its broken moulds - even in terms of our own thinking, and targets that seemed impossible are now possible.
The ICC’s cricket manager, Dave Richardson, insisted that the tournament would not diminish the longer versions of the game. I think this format is going to show the public exactly how good these guys are, he added.More on:icc, South Africa, Twenty20 World Cup
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