The ICC World T20 cricket tournament for men as well as women will take place in the year 2020. The venues were confirmed by the ICC. The tournament will take place in Australia.
David Peever, the chairman of Cricket Australia said, “Australia is extremely privileged to be hosting the ICC T20 tournaments in 2020.” Peever is the head of T20 tournament local organising committee, Australia.
He added, “ICC world T20 2020 provides a unique opportunity to engage the whole community and inspire the next generation to love cricket.”
Some exciting points
This is the first time the ICC world tournaments in T20 format for both men and women to be held in the same year and at the same venue. This is a very exciting moment for Cricket Australia.
The eight famous cities in Australia are about to host these matches in 13 different grounds. The cities that host the world T20 tournaments in 2020 are Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, and Geolong.
Both the Men’s final and women’s final matches are to be played in MCG and the men’s’ semi-finals are going to be held at SCG and Adelaide Oval. The women’s semi-finals are going to take place at SCG.
Some crucial changes
The eight matches for men’s’ T20 are not super 10 but super 12 now. Out of these teams, 8 teams will enter the knock out stage. The eight teams that entered the knock out stage will be divided into two pools of four teams each. The cutoff dates and rankings are to be decided by the ICC.
The ICC chief executive officer David Richardson, speaking about the confirmations, said “I’d like to thank Cricket Australia and their partners in Government at all levels for their commitment to the ICC world T20 in 2020. The ambition they have shown firstly in delivering stand-alone men’s’ and women’s’ events and then in the venue selection that will I hope set a record for the biggest ever attendance at a women’s sporting event is exciting for the sport”.
The standalone women’s T20 world cup is about to take place in West Indies in 2018. Earlier this event was conducted along with the Men’s T20 world cup and lastly, it was conducted in 2016. An important event before 2020 that is going to take place is Men’s ODI world cup, and England hosts this tournament in 2019.
The exciting thing in the decisions of ICC is, the popularity of newly constructed grounds will improve by hosting this great event. Some of the men’s events are going to take place in newly constructed grounds, the Optus Stadium in Perth and Kardinia Park in Geolong.