The International Cricket Council's Executive Board on Monday decided to increase the number of teams in the biennial World Twenty20 Championships from 12 to 16 for the editions from 2014.

During a weekend meeting here, the ICC Board received a report of the strategic discussions held at the Chief Executives Committee (CEC) in March and confirmed the “increase, from 2014 onwards, the number of teams participating in the ICC World T20 from 12 to 16 men's teams.

“The event should remain a joint men's and women's event,” it said. — PTI

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