The 2007 ICC Twenty20 World Championship is a Twenty20 cricket tournament scheduled to take place in South Africa
from September 11 to September 24, 2007. It will be the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship.
Twelve teams will take part in the ten-day tournament, comprising the ten Test playing nations as well as Kenya and Scotland,
the latter teams having qualified by reaching the final of the 2007 WCL Division One tournament.
Had O'Rieley been alive I wonder how he would have described the Twenty20 fiasco. India at one time showed reluctance to figure in this game.
But subsequently changed their stance and are now in the starting line. However they don't seem to believe in this style of game,
or the money that will flood if they were to win it and have held back some of their top players. Ditto with Pakistan.
Now that the President has decided to take strike, one hopes that Chandana would make a re-entry to the game and cock a snook at his detractors.
With important Test tours ahead for Sri Lanka, if Chandana decides to come back he will add nerve, sinew and muscle to the Lankan team.
As a fielder he is like a Jonty Rhodes. As a bowler he is a Warne and as a striker of the ball he is a Flintoff.