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2012 ICCT20 World Cup

The fourth edition of the hugely popular ICC World Twenty20 Cup was held in Sri Lanka between September 18 and October 7, 2012. 12 teams, the 10 Full Members and two qualifiers (Afghanistan and Ireland), took part in the event. The favourites for the tournament were the 3 Asian nations - India, Pakistan and hosts Sri Lanka. The West Indies, who are at full strength, threw a surprise. Read CricketCrowd's ICC T20 World Cup preview here

The final played in Colombo was won by the West Indies as it upset the local favourites, Sri Lanka.

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2012 ICCT20 World Cup

The fourth edition of the hugely popular ICC World Twenty20 Cup was held in Sri Lanka between September 18 and October 7, 2012. This was the first World Twenty20 tournament held in an Asian country, the last three being held in South Africa (2007), England (2009) and the West Indies (2010) respectively. Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga was chosen by the hosts as the event ambassador of the tournament by ICC.

The format saw four groups of three in preliminary rounds. India and England are in the same group and will be joined by the runner up of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier; Afghanistan. The Champions of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier; Ireland are in a group with West Indies and Australia. Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, and Pakistan, New Zealand, and Bangladesh are the other two groups.

The final was won by the West Indies after a puzzling collapse by the home team - Sri Lanka.

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