The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy begins today and Google has a special Doodle to celebrate the start of the tournament. The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy begins today, and continues till June 18 and will take place in England and Wales. This is the eighth edition of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Google has a cute little cricket game for today s Doodle and the character is a cricket. The Doodle features a cricket holding a bat and Google written across it. One of the O s of Google takes the shape of a play button, which can be clicked on to play the game. Also Read - Indian mobile gaming market to shoot up to at least $5 billion by 2025: ReportAlso Read - Google News Showcase gets support for Malayalam and Bengali
The match is a team of crickets and snails where the former bats and the latter bowls. It s a pretty easy and fun game where one just needs to tap on the bat icon when the bowl strikes. You can take runs on hitting the bowl, score sixes and can be bowled out as well. The umpire is one to talk to about and will not be visible on the field.
If you re bowled out, then a cute little mole with big glasses will pop out from the ground holding a placard that says out . Also, once you re bowled out, the game restarts and your score begins from zero. It s a fun game and could even get you addicted. ALSO READ: Antikythera mechanism: Google Doodle celebrates 115th anniversary of ancient computer
Speaking about the occasion being celebrated today, the ICC Champions Trophy is a One Day International (ODI) tournament organized by the International Cricket Council. The first tournament took place in 1998 hosted by Bangladesh and where South Africa emerged as the first winner. The reigning champion is India which beat England at the last ICC Champion Trophy by six runs. ALSO READ: IPL 2017: Real Cricket Premier League game launched for Android
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 begins today with the first match being held between England and Bangladesh. The Oval stadium in London will witness the first match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. India will have its first match against long time rival Pakistan which will take place on June 4 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. ALSO READ: IPL 2017 engages 120 million people on Facebook, records 350 million conversations