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Spotless Stadium Set For ICC Women's World T20 Opener

30 January 2018

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Five Games To Take Place At Sydney Olympic Park

The opening game of the ICC Women’s World T20 2020 will be held at Spotless Stadium.

Five ICC Women’s World T20 fixtures will be held at the home of the Thunder Nation, which includes the ten best women’s teams.

For the first time, the women’s and men’s competitions will be held as stand alone events in the same host country and in the same year. This will give the best female and male cricketers respective opportunities to capture the attention of the country and the world. Women’s matches will run from 21 February to 8 March 2020 and the men’s matches will run from 18 October to 15 November 2020.

The ICC World T20 will see 13 venues throughout Australia host matches, with both competitions having broad national footprints, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the most talented players in the world.

Both the women’s and men’s finals will receive equal billing, with both matches taking place at Australia’s biggest stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The women’s semi-finals will be hosted on consecutive days at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), while the men’s semi-finals will take place at the SCG and Adelaide Oval.

The women’s final will take place on International Women’s Day 2020, Sunday 8 March, with the aim of creating a world-record attendance for a women’s sporting match.