Google marks start of World T20 with colourful new doodle

  • IANS, Kolkata
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2016 19:58 IST
Google cashed in on the World T20 fever with a new colourful doodle on its home page on Monday. (Photo: Google screengrab)

Internet giant Google cashed in on the World Twenty20 fever with a colourful new doodle on its home page on Monday showing a cricket game in progress at a stadium.

Google’s doodles are intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. The current doodle was unveiled ahead of the event, which gets underway in India on Tuesday.

The event will be played across 7 venues with 16 teams participating and the final will be held at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 3.

The doodle shows players in blue, red and the umpires in white resembling ‘pawns’ on a chessboard.

The image -- a side view of the stadium also shows spectators cheering their team -- has a huge Google logo at the top. A click on the logo will direct a user to the schedule of the event.

In the tournament opener -- starting with the opening match of the qualifiers -- Zimbabwe will take on Hong Kong and later on Tuesday Scotland will lock horns with Afghanistan in Nagpur.

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