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India to play twenty-20 from 2007.
"We were outvoted 10-1 at the ICC meeting (in Dubai) earlier this year. Except us, every member was in favour of having the 20-20 world championship," BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters after a working committee meeting in New Delhi.
 

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I believe some corporates like Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Videocon are already making bids to sponsor a 20-20 competition in India in April-May 2007. More money-spinning for the BCCI, though it appears to have been dragged in against its will.
 

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Whew! What does this do to the cricket calendar? We’ll have the World Cup of the ‘old-fashioned’ ODI format in March-April, 2007, and the first ever 20-20 World Championship in South Africa in probably May-June 2007. So where will the esteemed BCCI squeeze in a domestic tournament?
 

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I’m not sure 20-20 will be very well received in India. After all, it was invented in England, where people weren’t turning up to watch regular one-day matches and the need for a still shorter version of the game was felt. Does this compare to the Indian situation? Just look at the crowds thronging the ODI matches.
 

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Teamgame, I think you are off the point, because Indians love anything to do with cricket and will surely embrace 20-20. Basically, they enjoy watching bowlers getting beaten up, and 20-20 is unparalleled when it comes to that!
 
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