The tickets for 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia will go on sale for the public from Thursday. The date coincides with the one-year countdown of the tournament.
Fans can get their hands on the tickets for all the 23 women’s matches, the final included, at the ICC’s official tournament website, t20worldcup.com.
The 7th edition of the global T20 cricketing extravaganza will be held across Australia between February 21 to March 8.
The tournament will get a spectacular opener with defending champions and hosts Australia taking on India under lights at the iconic Sydney Showground Stadium.
The T20 World Cup will also include blockbuster double-header semi-finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), the world’s biggest stadium, on March 5, 2020.
The final will be held at the MCG three days later on March 8, 2020. Coincidently, the day also marks the International Women’s Day.
The matches will be hosted at 8 venues in 6 host cities across Australia. The tournament will feature 10 of the best teams in the world.
Moreover, the warm-up matches will be played between February 16 to 20 next year at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide and Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
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Tickets for the warm-up matches are priced at USD 10 per adult, and free for children.
For all matches of the tournament, along with the final, the tickets are priced at USD 20. The price of the children’s ticket is USD 5.
Speaking on the occasion of the announcement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “With just a year to go until we embark on our most ambitious ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. I’m delighted to see tickets going on-sale to the public at such accessible prices. ICC events play an important part in growing our game & inspiring the next generation of players & fans around the world.”
“I’m particularly excited by the prospect of the final being held at the MCG in front of 92,000 fans & I know the Australian public, with their love of cricket, will turn out in force to see the world’s best players go head to head & break a world record in the process.”
India’s History in T20
Indian women last played the T20 World Cup in 2018 at the West Indies. However, more than their performance in the tournament, the country’s attention was grabbed by what followed after the team’s exit.
The exclusion of Mithali Raj in the semifinals was termed as the reason for the team’s loss. The exit was followed by a heated media exchange with Raj and the then coach Ramesh Powar at the centre of it all. While the ODI captain accused Powar of doubting her patriotism, the latter claimed that Mithali ‘blackmailed’ him for a position in the team.
The episode culminated with BCCI deciding to not renew Powar’s contract and Raj retained her place as the captain.