The logo for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 has been launched in Dhaka exactly a year ahead of the tournament final at a gala broadcast live on Bangladesh television and attended by Bangladesh born ICC vice-president AHM Mustafa Kamal and BCB president Nazmul Hassan.
The logo is inspired by both the Bangladesh flag and the country’s “iconic” waterways. According to the ICC, it “uses the colours of the Bangladesh flag with splashes of blue which represents Bangladesh’s iconic waterways. The T is made up of cricket stumps and the 0 in the T20 represents the cricket ball complete with Bangladeshi green seam, while the white in the design lends an energetic, friendly and youthful feel to the logo.”
The 2014 edition of the World T20 will feature 16 teams for the first time, with matches scheduled to be played across four stadia - Mirpur, Chittagong, Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar. There have been doubts raised recently about the readiness of the latter two but the BCB is adamant that construction work will be completed in time for the tournament’s opening match on 16th Match. This is despite the fact that construction of the ground at Cox’s Bazar has yet to even begin.
Of the two stadia, Hassan said, “As far as I know, the Cox's Stadium will be handed over to the BCB. We can start work next week if we receive a letter in this regard on Sunday. We will begin work on the wicket and ground as soon as possible.
“There is not much left to do in the Sylhet venue. The floodlights and the dressing-room are there to be completed. It is stalled due to bureaucracy, so if it is delayed we will build it using BCB's finances.”
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