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MCG hosts T20 Women’s World Cup Final on International Women’s Day
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is tonight hosting the T20 Women’s World Cup Final between Australia and India and is hoping to celebrate International Women’s Day with the world record for the biggest crowd at a women’s sporting event.
More than 80,000 tickets have already been sold for the Final – coming very close to the previous world record of 90,185 for the 1999 FIFA World Cup final between USA and China in California.
The event will also feature a concert from pop sensation Katy Perry – and it has already far outstripped the previous Australian record of 53,034, for the 2019 AFLW Grand Final at Adelaide Oval.
Victorian Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams said the smashing world record would be the perfect way to celebrate International Women’s Day and urged more Victorians to make their way to the MCG tonight.
Minister Williams enthuses “this international Women’s Day, I couldn’t be prouder to be cheering on the Aussies in what we hope will be a world-record crowd at the MCG for the T20 Cricket World Cup.
“Our world-class women’s cricketers are an inspiration to us all and give young women and girls champions to look up to – and inspire them to change the game in the future.”
“Cultural change won’t happen overnight, but we’re laying the groundwork now to change attitudes, behaviours and social norms so that women get an equal playing field – in sport, in business and in all walks of life.
Australia are the world’s top-ranked side and reigning world cup champions. A victory tonight will not only mean Australia has won five of the last six Women’s T20 World Cups, it will encourage a new generation of women and girls to get involved in cricket and sport, and challenge stereotypes that hold women back.
International Women’s Day is a celebration of all women who came before us, those who stand beside us now, and those who will come after us – no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, or disability.
The International Women’s Day theme this year is ‘Each for Equal’ – a global call to take a stand and challenge outdated stereotypes, fight gender bias, broaden perceptions of gender equality and celebrate women’s achievements.
The responsibility to do so falls to each of us – because gender equality does not just benefit one or some of us – it benefits us all.
The game commences at the MCG at 6:00pm with Katy Perry performing both before and after the match.
Tickets for the ICC T20 World Cup final are available at t20worldcup.com.
28th February 2020 - The P.A. People support ICC Women’s T20 opening at Sydney Showground
22nd December 2019 - ICC continues partnership with UNICEF for Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
13th November 2019 - Victorians urged to fill the MCG for Women’s T20 World Cup final
4th November 2019 - Residents support Eden Park’s T20 hosting plans
15th October 2019 - Cricket Australia makes commitment to Women’s T20 World Cup pay parity
14th October 2019 - ICC T20 World Cup 2020 appoints KOJO Sport to enhance fan experience
2nd September 2019 - ICC T20 World Cup 2020 launches national schools program
20th November 2018 - Big crowds expected for MCG T20
18th November 2018 - New era for Queensland cricket as T20 debuts at Metricon Stadium
30th January 2018 - World T20 aims for record crowd for Women’s 2020 Final
17th October 2016 - Cricket Australia to stage standalone Women’s World T20 tournament
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