New Delhi: Twitter has a new character limit. So the old character limit of 140 for a post is out and the new one is double at 280. And to make sure cricket fans have not missed the message, the International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a hilarious message from its Twitter account. Or maybe the tweet was posted just to draw out some laughs.

Posting the full names of some of the Sri Lankan cricketers, the ICC, while expressing their delight, wrote, “Thanks to #280characters, we can now use the following names!” The ICC further tweeted full names of former pacer Chaminda Vaas, Kumar Dharmasena, wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella and spin wizard Rangana Herath.

Following up with the increase in character count for tweets, Twitter later also extended character count for usernames from 20 to 50 characters. Earlier, Twitter also notified that following the successful pilot phase of its character expansion move, it will officially be rolling out the feature to all languages where cramming was an issue, barring Japanese, Korean and Chinese. (With ANI inputs)