New Delhi: The international championship of Twenty20 cricket — the ICC World Twenty20 2016 kicked off on March 8 and will continue till April 3. The finale will be played at the grand Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The tournament currently consists of 16 teams, comprising all ten ICC full members and six other associate or affiliate members chosen through the World Twenty20 Qualifier.
The event has generally been held every two years, although there is a four-year gap between this year’s event and the 2020 tournament to be held in Australia.
Since the first ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, five tournaments have been played so far, and no team has yet won the tournament on multiple occasions.
The inaugural event, the 2007 World Twenty20, was staged in South Africa, and won by India, who defeated Pakistan in the final at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
The 2009 tournament took place in England, and was won by the previous runner-up, Pakistan, who defeated Sri Lanka in the final at Lord’s.
The third tournament was held in 2010, hosted by the countries making up the West Indies cricket team. England defeated Australia in the final in Barbados, which was played at Kensington Oval.
The fourth tournament, the 2012 World Twenty20, was held in Asia for the first time, with all matches played in Sri Lanka. The West Indies won the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka in the final, winning its first international tournament since the 2004 Champions Trophy.
The fifth tournament, the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, was hosted by Bangladesh, and was won by Sri Lanka, who became the first team to play in three finals.
Here is the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Point Table:
|T20 WORLD CUP POINT TABLE|
|Super 10 Group 1||Match||Won||Lost||Tied||NR||Pts||NRR|
|Super 10 Group 2||Match||Won||Lost||Tied||NR||Pts||NRR|