The ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 will be played from 16 March to 6 April, with a total of 62 tournament matches (35 men’s and 27 women’s). The matches will be played across Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet in the 22-day tournament.
Talking about the prerequisite for playing the ICC Twenty - 20 World Cup, all the Test playing countries receive the same automatically. As for the rest of the places in the 12 team’s championship, they are crammed by ICC associate affiliate nations, also recognized as qualifiers, on the basis of the qualification tournament. In the year 2007, there were 2 qualifiers – Kenya and Scotland. In 2009, there were 3 qualifiers – Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland.
The hosts of ICC T20 Cricket World Cup are determined on account of the bids made by the countries interested in holding the competition. It is the managerial board of International Cricket Council that casts their vote on the bids, opting for the host country.
The logo of the ICC World Twenty20, 2014 is enthused by the inimitable painted rickshaws, which horde the streets of Bangladesh cities. For the 1st time, sixteen men’s teams will contend for ICC World Twenty - 20 in Bangladesh 2014 flanking eight women’s teams who embrace for the 1st time the hosts.
• The inaugural ICC World Twenty20 Cricket world cup was held in 2007 in South Africa. India won the championship after defeating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final.
• The second ICC World Twenty20 Cricket world cup was held in June 2009 in England. Pakistan emerged as the winner of the tournament after it beat Sri Lanka in final.
• The Third ICC Twenty20 world cup took place in West Indies in April-May 2010 which was won by England after it defeated Australia by 7 wickets.
• The Fourth ICC World Twenty20 cricket world cup was played in Sri Lanka in September-October 2012 which was won by West Indies after it defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs in final.
Recent Developments in the Game
The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 has been increased from 8 to 10 teams while men’s event has now 16 teams, an increase from 12 teams earlier.
Source: Cricket World, ICC cricket.com