Lately, ICC disclosed a big news for Melbourne Cricket Ground. Per reports, MCG is set to host the two biggest events in world cricket in 2020. The final fixtures of both Men and Women World Cup T20 in the year 2020 will be held at the venue. This is expected to crack up as the record attendance in women cricket.
In fact, the attendance will be not only for women cricket, but for women sports holistically. The expected crowd at MCG is more than 93,000 and it will surpass the previous record mark of 90,185 in California. It was back in 1999 World Cup Final of women football. MCG, back in 2015 ODI World Cup registered 93,013 as a record audience.
Expecting the breakthrough, ICC CEO Dave Richardson thanked Cricket Australia and their partners in Government for ‘their commitments to the ICC world T20 in 2020.’ He said the venue will set the record for biggest evet attendance at women’s sporting event. He added, it is ‘exciting for the sport.’ Also, Chairman of Cricket Australia, David Peever said the nation is extremely privileged to host the flagship event. The 2020 finals will be first time to be held at the same venue in the shortest format world cup.
Australia Women Captain Meg Lanning said playing in front of a crowd of 90,000 people would be ‘really exciting.’ He said it would be a potential opportunity and she is being excited about its prospects. Australia Men Captain Steven Smith termed the occasion as ‘incredibly exciting’. It would also be the first time when Australia will host the T20 World Cup and the nation will do it in the big way. Smith said the team is looking forward to the game.
The World Cup matches are scheduled across the stadiums in Australia. The semi-final for women matches will be played at SCG, while Adelaide Oval is added for Men’s semi-final venues.
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