ICC Women’s T20 World Cup has been one of the most talked cricketing leagues in the year 2020. The ICC World Cup held in the year 2020 has been recognized at the 2020 Australian Event Awards.
This recognition includes the top honor Australian Event of the Year. Not only this, the cricketing mega-event bagged country’s Best Sporting Event. ICC reports that the event attracted an attendance of more than 1,36,000. Six cities hosted the country and got an unprecedented response from digital viewers throughout the globe.
The finals need no phrase as the gathering of nearly 87 thousand was recognized through the globe. It was the second-highest attendance at a women’s sporting event fixture anywhere in the globe. Awards were announced on Wednesday as part of simultaneous functions held across Australia. It has to be noted that the winner of the Australian Event of the year is chosen from the national winners of the best event categories.
The official crowd for the Women’s #T20WorldCup final here at the MCG is 86,174.
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It acknowledges and recognizes an event that showcases outstanding instances of innovation and best execution in the event industry. Nick Hockley was present at the Australian Event Awards function in Sydney to receive the award. Hockley was the CEO of the ICC T20 World Cup Local Organising Committee.
Hockley said that “We are thrilled to receive these awards as recognition for what was an incredible event, which featured amazing performances from players on the field and unprecedented support from fans who filled venues around the country and watched in huge numbers on TV. The event was only made possible through the support of governments around the country, our world-class venues, the ICC, Cricket Australia, State & Territory cricket associations, commercial partners, media and broadcasters, suppliers, volunteers, players and of course the fans”.
He said that the world cup was not only a sporting event but a stage to showcase the talent of women to the world. He hopes that more and more young kinds will be encouraged to take the sport in the recent future. He further thanked all stakeholders for making the event a possibility. While there are second thoughts on the success of the tournament, the authorities and boards shall strive to not let the momentum fade. New fans and greater coverage is vital not only for the growth of women’s cricket but for cricket as a sports ad well.