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Visit Victoria Secures ICC World T20 Finals
In a major coup for Victorian cricket fans, Visit Victoria has secured the men’s and women’s finals of the ICC World T20 in 2020
The matches will be played at the world-renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), highlighting Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s sporting capital and a global events city.
For the first time in its history the ICC World T20 will feature two stand-alone events as the Men’s and Women’s tournaments will be scheduled for different times of year. This landmark move will see Melbourne become the home of both the Men’s and Women’s finals and ensure the Women’s Competition is promoted and staged as a major global event in its own right.
The announcement confirms the MCG as the home of cricket, which will host Super 12 Matches for the men’s tournament and the final.
Group games for the women’s tournament will be played at Junction Oval in St Kilda.
Victoria’s regions will also benefit, with Geelong named as an official host city. The new and improved Kardinia Park, will host matches for the men’s tournament.
With more people watching and playing cricket than ever before, thousands of fans are expected to visit our state to catch the action.
Tournaments like this not only boost our economy and major events calendar, they inspire our young athletes to join local cricket clubs and help us find the next Steve Smith or Meg Lanning.
“We thank the Victorian Government and look forward to working together to deliver a spectacular celebration in 2020, including welcoming thousands of international visitors to attend matches and be part of it.”Nick Hockley, CEO of ICC World T20 2020 Local Organising Committee