Sri Lankan airports are abuzz and so are their streets as teams start arriving for the World T20 in the Emerald Island to compete for the trophy. (All AFP Photos)
West Indies cricketer Lendl Simmons (L) and teammate Kieron Pollard (R) arrive for the World Twenty20 tournament in Colombo.
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle looks in a jubilant mood. It is all well between him and the West Indies board for now and Gayle will look to set the world alight with his power-hitting capabilities.
Zimbabwean middle-order batsman Craig Ervine arrives ahead of the World T20 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He looks relaxed as he is greeted by some local performers.
Zimbabwean bowlers - spinner Graeme Cremer (L) and medium pacer Kyle Jarvis (R) - arrive for the World T20 tournament.
Irish cricketers Kevin O'Brien (L) and George Dockrell (R) look on during an open media session ahead of the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Colombo on September 12, 2012.
Australian fast bowlers Ben Hilfenhaus (in front) and Mitchell Starc arrive along with other Aussie cricketers ahead of the World Twenty20.
Mr. Cricket and ever-dependable Michael Hussey steps-out from the bus upon arrival for the World Cup.
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