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Last Updated: Monday, 10 September 2007, 09:32 GMT 10:32 UK

Twenty20 cricket - others catch on
Victoria Bushrangers celebrate their win in this year's Big Bash final against Tasmania Tigers
South Africa - where domestic cricket was also in poor shape financially - decided to try Twenty20 in April 2004 and more than 150,000 watched 17 games.

Billionare American businessman Allen Stanford launched a Twenty20 tournament in the Caribbean in 2006 involving 17 countries and a $1m prize.

Australia launched its own event - the Twenty20 Big Bash - in 2006, and its popularity saw the number of games for 2007 doubled.

In fact, India is now the only Test nation without a domestic 20-over competition but in August the BCCI announced plans for one.



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