"India has always been a country that supports Cricket, not only the Indian cricket team," said Dave Richardson © Getty Images
“India has always been a country that supports Cricket, not only the Indian cricket team,” said Dave Richardson © Getty Images

ICC CEO Dave Richardson on Friday praised India for its concern towards world cricket and caring for the game, during the ICC World T20 2016 official launch at Mumbai. “India has always been a country that supports Cricket, not only the Indian cricket team,” he said. “We need to promote the tournament as well as we can. India has done well in taking up with the T20 cricket,” he added. The ICC World T20 2016 is all set to be hosted from March 11 to April 3 in India, as this would also be the sixth annual ICC World T20 event ever since it was inaugurated in 2007. Anurag Thakur: ICC World T20 2016 will be more entertaining

India won the inaugural edition in South Africa beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final at Johannesburg. The International Cricket Council (ICC) held a meeting in Dubai on January 28 of 2015, where India was chosen as the sole host and it would be played across eight venues around the nation, with the final set to be hosted at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. India-Pakistan ICC World T20 2016 clash confirmed for March 19 at Dharamsala

The tournament will be featuring 16 teams from around the world for the second time in a row, with the 10 full member of the ICC earning an automatic qualification spot, while six associate nations are being joined in the tournament, who have qualified by playing the ICC World T20 qualifiers in Ireland and Scotland, played between July 6 to 26. Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Oman are the teams who have qualified through the tournament. Owing to the qualification in the tournament, Oman have secured a full time International T20 status.