On Tuesday, The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the fixtures of the men’s and women’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in Australia. In Group 2 there is the Indian men’s cricket team along with South Africa, England, Afghanistan, and two qualifiers. On the other side in Group A there is the Indian women team including Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Qualifier 1.
The campaign of India will start against South Africa with a tricky match while the woman team of India will confront a tough challenge in their opening tournament taking a defense on champions, as well as hosts Australia.
The T20 World Cups will be taking place this year at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the world’s biggest stadiums.
In 23 matches ten women’s teams will play from February 21 to March 8. The game will be opening in Sydney with the clashes of Australia and India.
ICC chief executive David Richardson said that “Whenever we host an event in Australia we know we can guarantee the one billion cricket fans around the world a great show.”
Mr. Richardson showed his excitement and enthusiasm saying “Outstanding venues. Noisy, passionate, knowledgeable fans. Exciting cricket. This is the perfect combination for a T20 World Cup.”
“To hold two T20 World Cup finals at the world’s largest cricket stadium in front of 92,000 people with hundreds of millions more watching around the world is a particularly exciting prospect,” he added.
Pakistan, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and two qualifiers will make up one side of the draw while England, India, South Africa and Afghanistan, and two qualifiers make up the other side of the draw.
The final of the Women’s cricket will be taking place on March 8 on the International Women’s Day and the final of the men’s final will be on 15th November.