Home > News >

ICC confident of T20 winning in new markets

ICC confident of T20 winning in new markets

ICC chief Haroon Lorgat said he was optimistic to see more teams from the qualifiers participate in ICC T20 World Cup © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Dubai: Mar 14, 2012

 

International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has expressed hopes that the game’s shortest format Twetny20 will help cricket grow in western countries as well.

 

Citing Italy and the USA, Lorgat said ICC will try to promote the game in newer markets where the attractive format can potentially catch many eyeballs.

 

Lorgat was quoted by ICC’s website as saying, “We have all come to realise that this format is a fantastic format to introduce to new markets and new audiences. We have seen the success of it already.

 

“It is a wonderful format to go to countries like Italy and USA where the longer version of the game might be difficult for them to catch on very early. With this format, they can catch on to it quickly because it is attractive, enjoyable and fast and not that long. It blends itself to new markets.”

 

The ICC chief also said he was optimistic to see more teams from the qualifiers participate in ICC T20 World Cup. Currently only two teams from the qualifiers will participate in this year’s T20 World Cup to be held in Sri Lanka.

 

He said, “I am reasonably optimistic that we will see 16 teams in 2014. It is still a decision which the board must ratify. It is a recommendation that we managed to get through the chief executives’ committee meeting.”

 

Lorgat showered praises on UAE for hosting the qualifiers for the second time. He said, “The UAE can be proud that it has got fantastic facilities. It has hosted many tournaments and international matches, so it is nothing new for the UAE anymore.”

 

He further added that the qualifiers are important for nourishing some of the developing countries around the world.

 

“For the development programme, it is very important. We are very strong in our objectives to try and create opportunities for these developing nations. So, bringing them together in such an event is a great opportunity for the development programme,” said Lorgat.

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 — All matches

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Marks out of 10 for the hosts

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail tales

Anil Kumble Australia India Moments in history Ricky Ponting South Africa

Alastair Cook sacked in ‘hugely disrespectful’ manner: Andrew Strauss

India vs Australia 2014-15, 3rd Test at Melbourne: Joe Burns says dream come true to play for Australia

Australia celebrate win at Brisbane vs India

Big Bash League 2014-15: Melbourne Renegades want Muttiah Muralitharan back

South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15: Kenroy Peters, Miguel Cummins in line to replace injured Kemar Roach

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI series 2014: A look back at the series

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and others scoring century on their Captaincy Debut in Test cricket

Batsman given hit wicket after mobile phone falls on stumps

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Highlights

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here