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Sports Desk

by Aidan Elder |  Published: May 01, 2010


Twenty20 World Cup Twenty20 cricket has been a great leveller for cricket. Its brief existence at the highest level of the sport has meant the history and status of the traditional aristocrats counts for little. Teams that weren’t even a twinkle in the eye of the British Empire when Test cricket was in its formative stages can now count themselves amongst the vanguard of modernisation. The antiquated powers that control the sport may exhibit a snobbish disdain for the uncivilized chaos it can often become, but the public appetite for bitesize cricket is strong and they’ll have to stiffen those upper lips for the foreseeable future. This is the third Twenty20 World Cup in four years and that speaks volumes about the popularity of the format. Its very unpredictability can only add to its appeal. It is a particularly unforgiving form of the game. There is little time to correct ...

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