Sports fans will be booking their London tours this year to coincide with the World Twenty20 cricket tournament, which will be held from June 5th to 21st.
The competition will come to four cricket grounds across England – Lord’s and The Oval in London, Trent Bridge in Nottinghamshire and Taunton in Somerset.
Both men’s and women’s sides representing countries including England, Australia, India, South Africa and the West Indies are due to participate in the competition this year.
Twenty20 cricket, a form of the sport first introduced in England in 2003, sees each team playing a single innings with a maximum of 20 overs, a format that adds an extra element of speed and excitement to the game.
Most matches only last about two-and-a-half hours, meaning that visitors to Twenty20 tournament days will often get the chance to see two games involving four different teams.
Lord’s will be the venue for the semi-final and final rounds of both the men’s and women’s tournaments.
India are the reigning World Twenty20 champions, having beaten Pakistan in the 2007 final in South Africa.