The International League T20 (ILT20) is a proposed global T20 league that is in the works for some time now.
The idea of an international T20 league has been around for many years. Meanwhile, there were various proposals put forward by cricket boards around the world. In 2015, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced plans to create an international T20 league. Meanwhile, this would feature eight teams representing different regions of the world. However, the plans fell through due to various logistical issues.
In 2018, the plans were revived. Meanwhile, ICC announced that it was exploring the possibility of launching an international T20 league in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the plans were delayed once again. As of now, no concrete plans have been announced for the launch of the league.
The proposed format of the International League T20 would involve eight teams representing different regions of the world. The teams would play a total of 56 matches over a period of six weeks, with the top four teams advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament. The knockout stage would consist of two semi-finals and a final, with the winner being crowned the ILT20 champion.
The proposed league is expected to generate massive revenues. Moreover, ICC hoping to attract major broadcasting deals and sponsorships. The league would also attract huge crowds, with the best T20 players from around the world competing against each other. The success of the Indian Premier League has shown that T20 cricket has the potential to become a major source of revenue for cricket boards and franchises.
As of now, there are no established rivalries in the proposed International League T20. However, the league has the potential to create new rivalries, with players from different regions of the world competing against each other. The league would also provide a platform for players to showcase their skills on the global stage, which could lead to the development of new rivalries in the future.
The International League T20 has the potential to become the biggest T20 league in the world, attracting the best T20 players from around the world and generating massive revenues for the ICC and the participating franchises. The league would also provide a platform for players to showcase their skills on the global stage and create new rivalries. However, as of now, no concrete plans have been announced for the launch of the league, and it remains to be seen whether the league will come to fruition.