Former England captain Michael Vaughan poked fun at the International Cricket Council after its decision to rename World T20 as the ICC T20 World Cup. ICC on Friday announced the change via a press release on its website and it will be applicable for both men’s and women’s cricket. ICC termed the decision in the direction to improve the global reach of the game and to ensure that the T20 World Cup is on par with the marquee events in the other two formats.
However, Vaughan wasn’t too impressed with the ‘huge change’ and poked fun at the decision with a sarcastic tweet. “That’s the best news I heard all year … it’s been affecting me so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! such a huge change,” Vaughan tweeted.
The renaming of the World T20 means the upcoming edition of the tournament in 2020 will be known as the ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Australia. “The renaming decision is aligned to the Global Cricket Strategy which will be launched in early 2019, in which the shortest format will not only be used as the vehicle to globalise the game, but to also enhance its profile and status and ensure its status is at par with the pinnacle events of the other two formats,” ICC said in a media release.
“The renaming of the event is also aimed at cementing the importance this event holds in the international cricket calendar and ensuring parity across all three formats of the game,” it added.