ICC unveils World Twenty20 India 2016 logo

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Dubai, Dec 8: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today unveiled the logo for the ICC World Twenty20 2016 tournament, which will be hosted by India from March 11 to April 3.

Full list of teams for World T20

ICC, cricket's world governing body, on Tuesday (December 8), released the brand new logo, on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

ICC World T20 2016 logo

"Here is the world first viewing of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 logo #WT20 It's coming to India, March 2016!," ICC wrote on its Twitter page.

"Here's the brand new #WT20 logo in glorious @Vine form! #WT20 - It's coming to India, March 2016!," it added.

Later, the ICC asked the fans to share their thoughts on the logo. "What are your thoughts on the brand new #WT20 logo that has just been released today?," it tweeted.

"Lovely logo. Lovely traditional music at the end. Just loved it. Welcome to India," replied a fan. This comment was retweeted by ICC to its 3.36 million followers.

Another Twitter user said, "It's really fantastic and looking colourful.....Waiting for the event and I'm so happy that it gonna takes place in my home country." This too was retweeted.

In January this year, ICC confirmed that India will host World T20 for the first time. So far 5 editions have been played. India won the inaugural event in 2007 in South Africa, beating arch rivals Pakistan in the final. No team has won the title more than once.

For the 2016 event, there are 16 teams in the fray - 10 Test playing nations and 6 qualifiers (associates). Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai and Nagpur are the 8 venues for World T20. Kolkata's Eden Gardens will host the final on April 3.

World T20 champions

2007 - India beat Pakistan by 5 runs in final (Hosts South Africa)

2009 - Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in final (England)

2010 - England beat Australia by 7 wickets in final (West Indies)

2012 - West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs in final (Sri Lanka)

2014 - Sri Lanka beat India by 6 wickets in final (Bangladesh)

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