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ICC to push Twenty20 format

ICC to push Twenty20 format- 9 Mar 2012 00:00:00

Cricket’s Twenty20 format is set to be expanded after the International Cricket Council announced plans to further promote the Twenty20 format of the sport, as it seeks to explore cricket’s potential place in an Olympic Games.

The ICC’s Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) concluded a two-day meeting in Dubai on Wednesday, with Twenty20 discussed. 

The CEC will now recommend to the ICC Board that three additional Twenty20 Internationals should be allowed in the year in which the World Twenty20 is being played. 

The current regulations permit a maximum of 12 Twenty20 Internationals for each full member in any one year.

The CEC has also proposed that the next World Twenty20 tournament in 2014 in Bangladesh should be increased from 12 to 16 men's teams, with associate and affiliate members encouraged to submit detailed proposals to host future World Twenty20 events in a developing country or region. 

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