Last three tournaments were held in South Africa in 2007, at England in 2009 and at West Indies in 2010 respectively and this year this tournament will be held in an Asian country for the first time. Lasith Malinga, who is a pacemaker of Sri Lanka team, has been appointed as ambassador of the whole event. Three out of the four groups will participate in the preliminary round according to the format. Indian team and England cricket team have been placed in the same group and they will be joined by the Afghanistan who is runner up of ICC 2010. The other three groups consist of cricket teams of Ireland, Australia and West Indies in Group A, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka & South Africa in Group B, and Bangladesh, New Zealand and Pakistan in Group C respectively.
Right from creating interest, branding to selling ICC T20 World Cup (Srilanka) 2012 tickets online, social media companies around the world are trying to cash the opportunity.
Booking time and official entry time have been finished but, social media is helping the fans to arrange entry tickets with extensions using multiple strategies and arrangements including developing campaigns and other innovative ways like organizations involved in event marketing online. Event marketing or event management companies basically administrate events by hosting, managing and selling the tickets. All arrangements related to the format have been made and it has been expected that next ICC twenty20 world cup will be held in Bangladesh in 2014. Cricket fans who want to know about ICC T20 venue, teams, tickets, squads, news, scores, highlights and live streaming they can visit official website of ICC where every information of teams with all statistics have been placed.
David Richardson who is ICC chief executive has recently announced shortlist at the press conference. Sri Lanka will host all 27 matches throughout Sept-Oct 2012. T20 competition correlates future cricket tour programs offered by ICC. Qualifying rounds have been played at the beginning of 2012 in UAE. These competitions are basically a blend of knockout and Robin Round. Teams are making efforts to beat the England who is ICC world T20 champions of 2010. The ICC champion trophy has grabbed the attention of all fans and they are making efforts to buy tickets to watch live matches.
Golden opportunity for online marketers (SEO, SEM and Social) to create content, news, press releases and product promotions around the big event of 2012. Let’s not forget Hugh fan following for each team and country for this rapidly scaling event.