Islamabad, Pakistan (PressExposure) December 02, 2009 -- T20 world cup, recently concluded in England, threw new champions in Pakistan. Even in the inaugural audition they were unlucky to have lost to India.
A few have argued that T20 world cup to be held in West Indies in 2010 is coming rather quickly. But then, exhilarating rivalry between world nations makes for such a treat that visualizing it even every month can't get boring. Schedules have already been allotted.
The ICC sponsored tournament will be held in West Indies between 30 April and May 16. This way, even the length of the program is quite perfect. There will be 12 teams that will include 10 test playing nations along with a couple of qualifiers. Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia and St.Kitts and Nevis have been chosen as four grounds that will host the magic show.
Perth: The ICC has accepted the West Indies board's recommendation that the 2010 World Twenty20 be held in Barbados, Guyana, and St. Lucia. A women's World Twenty20 will be held alongside the men's tournament and the women's semi-finals and final will take place on the same day and at the same venue as the men's matches.
The ICC also agreed to new regulations regarding domestic cricket events and what constitutes approved or disapproved cricket.
It was decided that a host member could decide whether a match or tournament within its territory was approved or disapproved. The ICC would decide in case the event is held in a non-member country.
While group A and B will have all three test playing nations, C and D will keep a qualifier each. It has been declared that Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia will be in group A whereas SriLanka, NewZealand and Zimbabwe will feature in group B. South Africa and India will play alongside a yet-undecided qualifier in group C whereas hosts West Indies will be rivaling alongside England and a qualifier in group D.