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It's raining World Records at the ICL!

October 24, 2008

Fastest fifty record falls twice in two weeks at ICL 20s Indian Championship with Lahore Badshahs scoring the fastest fifty runs
Alfred Absolem holds onto his record of best bowling analysis in the T20 format at 7/15

Mumbai: The pioneers of League cricket in India have taken the cricket fraternity by storm with Lahore Badshahs creating the world record of scoring the fastest 50 in the T20 format.

This ICL Season-2 has seen the boys marvel the cricket fans with some stupendous performance. Their performance is best exemplified by the fact that past two weeks at the ICL 20s Indian Championship, has seen the fastest fifty record being broken twice in as many weeks with the formidable opening combination of the Chennai Superstars, G. Vignesh & Ian Harvey; shattering the fastest fifty record by scoring their fifty in 17 balls against Dhaka Warriors in front of a packed LB Stadium, Hyderabad. And only a week later, a 50,000 capacity packed Sardar Patel Stadium at Ahmedabad saw the fearsome Lahore Badshahs’ opening combination of the two Imrans’ (Farhat & Nazir) bettering the Chennai record by scoring 50 runs off only 15 balls against Mumbai Champs.

Kiran More, ICL Executive Board Member & Tournament Director is a happy man. “Our magnificent cricketers have vindicated the hard work put in by every ICL team member with some outstanding cricket. Two world records in as many weeks is no mean feat and exemplify the standard of cricket achieved by our hard working professional cricketers. The response in terms of live spectator attendance, a swelling fan base and player performance will only see the ICL break barriers and set new benchmarks for domestic cricket across the globe”; said Mr. More.

It started at Season-1, when the young Alfred Absolem scalped seven wickets against the Ahmedabad Rockets to end with the best T20 bowling figures 7/15 in his allotted 4 overs. With the current tournament at its halfway stage, it is only befitting to expect more records to tumble. Five of the nine team coaches on the ICL platform are world cup winners and are responsible for decoding the shortest format of the game better than any of their counterparts across the cricketing world.

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