The ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship tournament of T20 (Twenty20) cricket format, often referred as 'World T20' or simply as 'T20 World Cup'. The tournament was held for the first time in the year 2007 in South& Africa where India emerged champions. Total six tournaments have been played so far, and West Indies is the only team to have won it multiple times. The tournament currently has 10 ICC full members and 16 teams. With the termination of the Benson & Hedges Cup in the year 2002, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided that they needed another competition or championship to take place. Stuart Robertson who was the then marketing manager of the ECB, suggested an idea of 20 overs per innings game which was highly favored and hence the rules were altered. The first competition had two associated teams. The competition hosts games for both men and women.
- ICC Men's Twenty 20 - The first tournament was held in South Africa in the year 2007. India defeated Pakistan in the final match.
- ICC Women's Twenty20 - The first tournament was held in England in the year 2009. The host team won the tournament.