Inspired by the unique painted rickshaws which pack the streets of the Bangladeshi cities, the logo for the ICC World Twenty20 2014 was unveiled on a star-studded evening in Dhaka on Saturday.
For the first time, 16 men’s teams will compete for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh alongside eight women’s teams, which include for the first time, the hosts. The event will run from March 16 to April 6 and is scheduled to be played in four cities – Mirpur, Chittagong, Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar.
The logo uses the colours of the Bangladesh flag with splashes of blue which represents Bangladesh’s iconic waterways (as well as being the ICC’s own colour). 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.
Designed in Australia by design company WiteKite, who also designed the ICC Cricket World Cup logo in 2011, the ICC World Twenty20 2012 Sri Lanka mark and the distinctive logo for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 India.