Google doodle marks the beginning of World T20

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.

Marking the beginning of ICC World T20, Google's homepage sported a minimalistic, colourful doodle of a cricket stadium that showed 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 on Monday ahead of the event which starts on March 8.

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

The doodle shows players in blue, red and the umpires in white which resemble ‘pawns’ in chess.

The image — a side view of the stadium with spectators cheering their team — has a Google's 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.

India begins its campaign against New Zealand in Nagpur on March 15.