Excitement Builds for T20 World Cup in Sydney
- January 30, 2019
Sydney will host 14 matches across the Men’s and Women’s ICC T20 World Cup tournaments, including the Opening Celebration at Sydney Showground Stadium featuring Australia’s women taking on India.
For the first time, women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country, in the same year with the SCG set to host three of the four semi-finals in both tournaments.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said that approximately 37,000 interstate and international visitors are expected to travel to NSW for the 14 matches hosted in Sydney, generating $46 million in visitor expenditure.
The Women’s T20 World Cup will comprise 10 team playing 23 matches from 21 February – 8 March 2020. The Men’s T20 World Cup will involve 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October – 15 November 2020.
A T20 World Cup Legacy Funding Program will deliver up to $6 million dollars to local cricket clubs and councils to support the growth of cricket participation in NSW.
Over 55 projects have already been funded, providing a tangible benefit to local communities throughout NSW.
For early access to tickets, fans can register here. www.icc-cricket.com/t20-world-cup