The World of Sports is buzzing after the historic event in Barcelona a couple of days ago where a female soccer match was attended by a total of 91,553 people at Camp Nou in Barcelona making it the most attended Women’s match in Sports. Reacting to this epic event, Australian Women’s Cricket Team Captain Meg Lanning has urged sporting bodies across the world to invest time, resources, and energy in female sports as it can bring in crowds and sell out stadiums.
Meg Lanning who has played in front of 86,174 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the Final of the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup against India had a message to the sporting bodies, she said, “There are fans and supporters who want to come and enjoy women’s sports. It has to be the organizations who have to take a bit of risk and make sure they put in the efforts in time, energy, and resources thus creating opportunities for fans to fill the stadium and enjoy an amazing game.”
‘Take a bit of a risk’: Skipper Meg Lanning backs bold moves for women’s sport to encourage participation. #CWC22 Source: The Sydney Morning Herald pic.twitter.com/zUphb025LE
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Sharing her thoughts on playing in front of 86,174 people in the final of the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup against India, Meg Lanning said that it was an unreal feeling which gave her a lot of confidence as she saw a lot of interest in people watching women’s cricket, especially in the T20 format. She said that it was not an appetite, but an opportunity that was created that led to so many people filling the Melbourne Cricket Ground on that specific day.
Lanning also requested the fans and supporters of various sports to make sure they support their women’s team in their specific sport so that women also can showcase their skills in front of a large capacity audience helping Women’s Sports to grow globally.
Meg Lanning will be leading the Australian side in the final of the 2022 Women’s World Cup against England on Sunday at Christchurch. The Australian women will be hoping to win their record 7th world cup. Whereas, reigning champions England will be looking on to hold on to the world champions title for four more years. Let us see whether the Australian women can win the championship or will England continue to be called world champions.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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