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More than a million likely to attend 2 World Cups in 2020; Ticket prices for ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2020 announced

T20-pix2finalBy SAT Sports Desk

MELBOURNE, 23 July: More than one million fans are expected to attend the global showpiece event for cricket’s fastest-growing format, to be played in Australia for the first time. In another first, ICC T20 World Cup 2020 will be played as two standalone events in the same country, in the same year.

The event is fast approaching, with ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 less than seven months away. The 10 best teams will compete from 21 February – 8 March 2020. Later in the year, 16 teams will contest the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 from 18 October – 15 November 2020.

Both the women’s and men’s finals will be played at the biggest cricket stadium in the world, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). This presents an opportunity to set a new world record for attendance at a women’s sporting fixture on Sunday 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day.

Tickets are now on sale for the women’s event and go on general sale for the men’s event on 18 October 2019. All fans who buy tickets to the women’s event will automatically qualify for a presale opportunity for the men’s event, as will fans who register for men’s event tickets at t20worldcup.com.

The Australian women’s team are the defending champions, and have won the event four out of the six times it has been contested, the last time being in the West Indies in 2018. The hosts will start ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 with a blockbuster clash with India at Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday 21 February.

In contrast, the Australian men’s team have never won the ICC T20 World Cup. They will play the opening match of the Super 12 stage of the men’s tournament on Saturday 24 October under lights at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), against the world’s top-ranked team, Pakistan. Later that evening, India will take on South Africa at the state-of-the-art Perth Stadium, rounding out a spectacular opening night for the men’s Super 12 stage.

The seventh edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will feature semi-finals at Adelaide Oval and the SCG, followed by the final at the MCG on Sunday 15 November. Brisbane (Gabba), Geelong (Kardinia Park) and Hobart (Bellerive Oval) will also host men’s matches as part of a suite of seven world-class venues for the men’s event.

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee CEO, Nick Hockley, said: “Passionate fans from around the world were a highlight of the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and it is such an exciting prospect that both the women’s and men’s T20 World Cups are coming to Australia next year.

“2020 is a year when fans across Australia and around the world can be part of not just one, but two World Cups, and now fans have the opportunity to plan their full year. We encourage everyone to get in early.

“We have made sure that tickets to all matches are accessibly priced, so that families, friends, and communities can come together to support their teams and celebrate these major world events.

“Fans can buy any combination of tickets and with hospitality and travel packages also launched today, fans across the world have the options and flexibility to build their own T20 World Cup experience.

“With its world-class venues, wonderful host cities, its passionate, knowledgeable and diverse fans, having two T20 World Cups in 2020 is an opportunity for Australia to give the warmest of welcomes to fans from around the world and inspire the next generation.”

The remaining places for both the women’s and men’s tournaments will be decided at the following upcoming qualifying events:

- ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier: 31 August – 7 September 2019, Scotland
- ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier: 11 October – 3 November 2019, UAE

A media release from the ICC says adult tickets will be from $ 20, two-thirds of total tickets $50 or less and 5 million tickets will be available across both the events. Women’s event tickets are on sale now at t20worldcup.com and Men’s event tickets will be on general sale from 18 October 2019.

Australia women’s squads named for Pakistan series and ICC World T20

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By SAT Sports News Desk

MELBOURNE, 9 October: The National Selection Panel (NSP) has named a 14-player Australia squad to take on Pakistan in a three-match Women’s One-Day International Series in Malaysia later this month, as well as a 15-player squad that will compete at the ICC World T20 in the West Indies in November.

The World T20 squad will assemble in Malaysia following the conclusion of the ODI series, with three Twenty20’s scheduled against the same opposition before the team travels directly to the West Indies.

Opener Nicole Bolton and spinner Jess Jonassen are the only additions to the side that claimed a 3-0 T20I series whitewash against New Zealand on Friday.

One-Day International Series v Pakistan

Meg Lanning (c)
Nicole Bolton
Nicola Carey
Ashleigh Gardner
Rachael Haynes
Alyssa Healy
Delissa Kimmince
Sophie Molineux
Beth Mooney
Ellyse Perry
Megan Schutt
Elyse Villani
Tayla Vlaeminck
Georgia Wareham

ICC World T20 & T20I Series v Pakistan

Meg Lanning (c)
Nicole Bolton
Nicola Carey
Ashleigh Gardner
Rachael Haynes
Alyssa Healy
Jess Jonassen *subject to fitness
Delissa Kimmince
Sophie Molineux
Beth Mooney
Ellyse Perry
Megan Schutt
Elyse Villani
Tayla Vlaeminck
Georgia Wareham

Following selection of the squads, National Selector Shawn Flegler said, “There’s only two players that come into the ODI and T20 sides that didn’t take part in the recent series against New Zealand, which is really pleasing as it means we have a stable playing group who are gelling really well.

“Nicole’s generally been considered a 50-over player but she’s put in a lot of work to improve her short-form game and its evident in her recent T20 form.

“Jess is recovering well from her knee injury and will join the squad in Malaysia, with the aim to have her playing in the two warm-up matches in the West Indies.

“The three ODIs are crucial in making sure we stay at the top of the ICC Women’s Championship table with an eye on the next 50-over World Cup, and a successful series will give the group great confidence heading to the West Indies.

“This is an exciting group of players who’ve played some very good cricket in the T20 format in particular, over the last six months, and with injection of some youth we believe this group has the right attributes to have a successful World Cup.”

One-Day International Series v Pakistan

18 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*
20 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*
22 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*

*ICC Women’s Championship matches

Twenty20 International Series v Pakistan

25 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur
27 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur
29 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur

ICC World T20

Warm-up matches
3 November: England v Australia, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
6 November: South Africa v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana

Pool Matches
9 November: Australia v Pakistan, Providence Stadium, Guyana
11 November: Australia v Ireland, Providence Stadium, Guyana
13 November: Australia v New Zealand, Providence Stadium, Guyana
17 November: India v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana

Finals
22 November: Semi Final 1, winner pool A v runner-up pool B, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound^
22 November: Semi-Final 2, runner-up pool A v winner pool B, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound^
24 November: Final, TBC v TBC, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound

Source: Cricket Australia & ICC