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History Of The Men’s T20 World Cup

From the moment Chris Gayle scythed the first delivery of the inaugural ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for four, a new form of entertainment was born. The West Indies batter ushered in a new era for cricke

Saurabh Sharma
By Saurabh Sharma May 14, 2024 • 13:48 PM
History Of The Men’s T20 World Cup
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From the moment Chris Gayle scythed the first delivery of the inaugural ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for four, a new form of entertainment was born. The West Indies batter ushered in a new era for cricket with a sizzling 117 against South Africa, the first of countless unforgettable T20 World Cup moments.

For the first time, 20 teams will participate in this year’s Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 with a new host and three new teams set to make their bow on the biggest stage.

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Ahead of the ninth instalment of the tournament, let’s take a look back at its past.

A behemoth is born

Four years after T20 cricket had been introduced within the English county game, the first T20 World Cup took place in 2007, catapulting the novel format into the mainstream at a time when the global leagues of today were yet to come into existence.


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