Background: Twenty20 Cricket
Introduced by the ECB in 2003, Twenty20 Cricket was introduced as a fast-paced one day competitive tournament and has since grown to become the most popular competition within the game.
In a Twenty20 game, each team has just a single innings, and can bat for a maximum of 20 overs. Most games can be wrapped in in 2 hours, wit each innings usually lasting approximately 75 minutes.
Friends Life t20 News Headlines
Tue, 7 May 13 15:00:00 BST
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith will return to Sussex for this year's Friends Life t20 as a replacement for injured Australia seamer John Hastings.
Tue, 30 Apr 13 16:00:00 BST
The England & Wales Cricket Board has launched a cryptic image of famous and not-so-well known cricketing terms - "#WHATZAT" - which challenges fans to work out 50 clues.
Fri, 19 Apr 13 15:00:00 BST
Azhar Mahmood will rejoin Surrey for this summer's Friends Life t20, more than five years after leaving the county he helped win the inaugural T20 competition.
Tue, 16 Apr 13 12:00:00 BST
The FTI MVP ranking system has been overhauled and now features a £10,000 reward for the county cricketer who scoops the top prize.
Thu, 28 Mar 13 13:00:00 GMT
Sussex are facing the challenge of finding a new overseas player for the Friends Life t20 after Australia seamer John Hastings was forced to pull out of the tournament due to injury.
Thu, 21 Mar 13 22:00:00 GMT
ECB and the BBC have announced a new broadcast partnership for county cricket, with live ball-by-ball commentary of every LV= County Championship match available, plus all Yorkshire Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 matches.