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T20 to remember, says ICC chief


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A MEMORABLE and successful World Twenty20!The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday praised its staff and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for a highly successful staging of the 2010 World Twenty20 Championships.“A lot of praise for the operational success of the tournament must go to the West Indies Cricket Board, the ICC World Twenty20 2010 organising committee and the ICC staff who delivered an outstanding event which will long be remembered,” said ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat.“For me this was a truly memorable event which showcased the unique culture and passion for cricket in the Caribbean,” he added.Lorgat said the ICC recognised the need to involve all the local people, and the governing body for the sport was thrilled by their turnout and enthusiastic support.“I think everyone will agree that their colourful participation contributed much to the success of the tournament,” he said.“We invited the Caribbean people to ‘Bring It’ and they certainly did just that. The ICC is grateful to all those who attended the matches and the hundreds of millions who watched on television.”Lorgat also congratulated the Paul Collingwood-led England side which won the men’s title, and Australia, led by Alex Blackwell for winning the women’s crown.“I think everyone would agree that the best teams in the men’s and women’s ICC World Twenty20s reached the finals. They are deserved winners of an exceptional event,” he said.Lorgat also said the ICC was grateful to its broadcast and commercial partners, the match officials, the volunteers and the media for their support and contribution to the success of the tournament. (EZS)