In 2002 the Benson & Hedges Cup came to an end, so there was a need for a new one-day competition to fill the vacancy. Every year, cricket lost its popularity, number of spectators and recognition of fans. Sponsorship contributions were also reduced. Therefore, UCB decided to hold a competition for Twenty20 – 3rd match to more people to popularize this sports discipline among the youth and increase its popularity. It was necessary to demonstrate to the public a new cricket, dynamic and exciting, accessible to the common viewer. Therefore, starting with the long version of the game, this one-day competition was created.
Features of the Twenty20 format
The competition is attended by 18 top teams from different counties, which are divided into 2 or 3 geographical divisions depending on the season. In order to attract the largest number of spectators, in 2018 the organizers of the competition decided to transfer league matches to July and August. This is due to the fact that schoolchildren and students are on vacation at this time. At the end of the season, the top 2 teams from each division qualify for the playoff stage with a set of quarter-finals. The two semi-finals are held simultaneously in Edgbaston in September. Matches may be postponed due to bad weather.
Twenty20 matches have their own characteristics. First, it is worth noting that teams can use equipment of any color to participate in the matches of this league. But in test cricket matches, you can only wear a white uniform. Also, an interesting nuance is that in such matches a red match is used, but in standard cricket matches, only a white ball was previously allowed. This was due to the fact that it was not possible to conduct test matches using artificial lighting.
The matches in this league are more suitable for video and television broadcasts, as they are distinguished by their dynamism, in contrast to test cricket, which is full of conservative conventions. Twenty20 tournament matches are a sought-after commercial format that has gained recognition even at the level of national championships. The appearance of this league was a prerequisite for the development and popularization of professional cricket leagues in Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The format has been influential in the development of other forms of cricket and the game in general.
How to bet on Twenty20. 3rd match
In order to make this type of bet, you must adhere to the following algorithm of actions:
- Pass authorization on the site;
- Choose the sport discipline you are interested in;
- Open a line with available matches;
- Enter a bet on your bet slip.
Betting on Twenty20. 3rd mobile match
In order to place a bet from a smartphone, you can use the special Parimatch mobile application, or the mobile version of the official website. It is very easy to do this. The main page contains all the top popular matches, and in the “Sports” section, you can search for matches by sports disciplines.