An unknowable but exciting future

Cricket traditionalists fear changes, but Twenty20 excitement cannot be denied

Updated: October 10, 2012, 11:49 AM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The West Indies team arrived at the hotel past midnight, to mayhem. Every cook in the Cinnamon Grand, still wearing their white toques, crowded around to watch. Fans pushed and shoved. Security guards held hands, bending but not breaking against the surge. An official led the team in, carrying the trophy won two hours before, the 2012 ICC Twenty20 World Cup. The crowd pressed closer, chest to back. The team paraded through the hotel, following its star, Chris Gayle, ...

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