Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, and often abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket. At the professional level, it was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2003 for the inter-county competition in England and Wales. In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. Together with first-class and List A cricket, Twenty20 is one of the three current forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as being at the highest international or domestic level.A typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours. Each innings lasting around 75–90 minutes and a 10–20-minute interval. This is much shorter than previously-existing forms of the game and is closer to the timespan of other popular team sports. It was introduced to create a fast-paced form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television.
T20 – Why is it so popular?
The style of entertianment could that T20 offers has morphed into something resembling baseball. Loud music, dancers, loads of colour and “razzamatazz” make this for m of the game appealing to families. largely played in a day/night environment it also means spectators can come after wok and be home at a responsible hour. This combination has seen the popularity of T20 skyrocket.
Wickid force breakers were the fester act. providing something different for the “cheer girls” of previous seasons. This added contemporary twist and made for good television. It was a demanding “tour” for the boys, who had to be on call and up and dancing with every boundary or wicket. (and there were many!)