Worldwide pop sensation and “Roar” hitmaker – Katy Perry is all set to perform at ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final on International Women’s Day at MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). The appearance in final will be the only exclusive performance by her when in Australia.
With only 100 days left, this is a piece of news that adds to the ultimate excitement and it can’t get better. She would mark her presence by performing at the start as well at the during both the post-match celebration. With her being a part of the tournament, the anticipated biggest women’s tournament of Australia just got enhanced.
The final at the MCG is set to mark an opportunity for a new world record attendance at a women’s sporting fixture on the day when equality and women’s achievements are celebrated globally. The current record crowd of 90,185 was set at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Pasadena, California.
Australia will lock horns against India in a blockbuster opening match at Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday 21 February 2020.
Perry, who has just released her new single ‘Harleys In Hawaii’, says she’s looking forward to heading back to Australia to lead the celebrations.
“I’m all about celebrating equality and the achievements of women, which naturally happens on a global scale on International Women’s Day. It’s no coincidence that I said yes to performing live at the women’s final on this day. “I hope to bring a unifying, electric performance playing some of my most empowering songs for the best female cricketers on the planet and some of my greatest fans, as we all unite to support gender equality and empower people to achieve everything that they desire.”
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee CEO, Nick Hockley stated with excitement that “We are seeing incredible momentum in the development of cricket as a sport for women and girls. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia is a perfectly timed opportunity to accelerate this change. What better way to celebrate than the T20 World Cup final at the MCG on International Women’s Day and who better to lead that celebration than Katy Perry, who is an inspiration to girls and boys across the world.”
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