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Google celebrates opening of T20 World Cup with colourful doodle


Google fascinates cricket fans with lively doodle of much-anticipated T20 World Cup 2024.

Google has celebrated the commencement of the T20 World Cup 2024 with a lively doodle, in which, a record 20 nations are participating for the first time.

In a gripping start to the tournament, the United States defeated Canada by 7 runs earlier on Sunday, with Aaron Jones joining the elite company of the West Indies’ Chris Gayle.

This marked the ninth edition of the T20 tournament, which is co-hosted by the United States and the West Indies.

The colourful doodle shows how exciting the cricket tournament is and reminds us of the importance it carries. It’s a colourful way to get its fans pumped up for the forthcoming matches.

Moreover, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also shared his excitement about the tournament. Sundar Pichai shared the post on X, stating, “More teams than ever will participate in the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup this year. Exciting to see my favorite sport growing globally – and celebrated in today’s #Doodle. First toss is in a few hours – good luck to all the teams!”

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A month-long festival of the fastest and most explosive form of the sport — which is being shared between venues in Texas, Florida, New York and the Caribbean — begins with the US taking on Canada at the Grand Prairie Stadium on the outskirts of Dallas on Saturday.

It marks the opening skirmish of the first ever major International cricket Council (ICC) event to be held in part in the United States.

While the bulk of the tournament will be played out in the Caribbean, 16 group stage games in the 20-team tournament will be played on American soil, including the highlight of the group stage — a clash between India and Pakistan.

That match is due to be played at a 34,000-capacity temporary venue in Long Island, New York on June 9.

In the approaching matches, every participant is prepared to display their abilities. All the teams have been divided into four groups; A, B, C, and D. The two teams at the top of each group will qualify for the Super Eight round. Following that, the Super Eight will be split into two groups, with the top two teams from each group moving on to the semifinals.

Meanwhile, cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the exciting matches scheduled in the upcoming week, including the biggest match between India and Pakistan on Sunday (June 9).


Group A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, and the United States


Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, and Oman


Group C: New Zealand, the West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea


Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, and Nepal

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