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Australia wins India by 85 runs at Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

On the eve of Women’s Day, the final match of T20 (Twenty 20) was held at Melbourne, Australia. India lost the T20 world cup to Australia.

Twenty20

The T20 was first introduced in 2003 in England. A T20 match is completed in 90 minutes. The break between the innings is 10 minutes. The T20 is conducted by ICC (International Cricket Council) once in 2 years.

ICC

The International Cricket Council is the governing body cricket matches. It was founded in 1909. The Council organizes events such as ICC T20 world cup, Women’s cricket world cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Under-19 Cricket World Cup, etc.

Ranking System

The ICC also releases international rankings based on T20 matches. In order to qualify the ranking, a team should have played at least 8 international matches. Till 2018, a separate ranking system for women’s team was not maintained by ICC. However, in 2018 ICC announced that Women’s team will have a separate ranking system based on their performances in both ODI And T20.

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Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 won by Bangladesh for the first time

On February 9, 2020, Bangladesh won Under 19 Cricket World Cup organized by International Cricket Cup (ICC).

Highlights

The Bangladesh team beat India to win the ICC U19 title. Bangladesh won the title for the first time in its history. The tournament was held in South Africa between January 17, 2020 and February 9, 2020.

History

The first U19 world cup was held in 1998. Since then the ICC U19 tournament has been held as a biennial event. India has so far won the tournament four times.

ICC

The International Cricket council is the governing body of cricket. IT was founded in 1909 by the representatives from England, Australia and South Africa. The organization conducts Cricket world Cup and ICC T20 World Cup. The umpires for the matches are appointed by ICC. It also sets standards for international cricket.

The ICC also coordinates against match-fixing and corruption. It does not control the fixtures of test matches

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