The ICC World Twenty20 was first held IN It was first decided that every two years an ICC World Twenty20 tournament is to take place, except in the event of an ICC Cricket World Cup Background · Regional tournaments · · Expansion to 16 teams. First edition of T20 world cup was played in , hosted in South Africa. India won the first ICC world twenty20 competition by defeating. The ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. Organised by . and Afghanistan as ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. It was the first time the T20 World Cup tournament took place in an Asian country. Current champion : West Indies (2nd title).