Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor today officially welcomed the Australian and Indian Women’s cricket teams to NSW ahead of the T20 Women’s World Cup 2020 opening match at Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday, 21 February.
Mrs Taylor said today is just a taste of what is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of 2020.
“We’re thrilled to welcome visitors from far and wide to our world class venue for what will be an electric world cup series,” Mrs Taylor said.
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said tickets are still available starting from $5 for children and $20 for adults.
“The world will be watching when defending champions Australia take on India in a classic opening match. I encourage sports fans to come to Sydney Showground Stadium this Friday and support our female cricketers as they begin their road to glory,” Minister Lee said.
Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said the ICC Women’s and Men’s T20 World Cup were secured as part of the NSW Government’s plans to host 10 World Cups in 10 years.
“Almost 40,000 interstate and international visitors are expected to travel to NSW for both tournaments, injecting an estimated $46 million into the State’s economy,” Mr Ayres said.
The Women’s T20 World Cup will comprise of 10 teams playing 23 matches between 21 February and 8 March 2020. The series will be followed by the Men’s T20 World Cup, which begins on 18 October 2020.