The chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said the “accessible” women’s T20 World Cup ticket prices are “an important part in growing our game.”
The global governing body for cricket has announced that tickets for the Women’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020 will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday).
The ticket launch date marks one year to go until the tournament kicks off, with 23 matches to be played.
All matches, including the final, have tickets from A$20 (£11/€13/$14), with all kids’ tickets costing A$5. Two adults and two kids can attend any match, including the final, for A$50
Tickets for the women’s warm-up matches are A$10 each, while all kids’ tickets to matches at the preparation hubs are free.
ICC chief executive David Richardson added: “With just a year to go until we embark on our most ambitious ICCWomen’s T20 World Cup, I am delighted to see tickets going on-sale to the public at such accessible prices. ICC events play an important part in growing our game and inspiring the next generation of players and fans around the world.
“I am particularly excited by the prospect of the final being held at the MCG in front of 92,000 fans and I know the Australian public, with their love of cricket will turn out in force to see the world’s best players go head to head and break a world record in the process.”
The seventh edition of the showpiece event for women’s T20 cricket will take place across Australia from February 21 to March 8 2020. The final will be played at the biggest cricket stadium in the world, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 8, 2020.
ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 Local Organising Committee chief executive Nick Hockley said: “World Cups do not come around very often, and 2020 is a year when fans across Australia and around the world can be part of not just one, but two World Cups, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which is now only a year away.
“We have made sure that tickets to all matches are accessibly priced, so that families and friends can join together and experience this once-in-a-generation event.
“With its world-class venues, wonderful host cities, its passionate, knowledgeable and diverse fans, the standalone Women’s T20 World Cup is a unique opportunity for Australia to set a new benchmark on the global stage. We encourage everyone to get their tickets early and be part of it.”