All eyes are on Australia as they gear up to host the Women and Men T20I World cup 2020. To begin, the stage is all set for the Women’s World Cup which kicks off on 21st of this month with India facing the hosts Australia at Sydney. Though the craze and viewership of Women’s cricket are getting increased day by day. When compared to Men’s cricket there is a lot of effort needed to match them.
One good thing with the world cup happening in Australia is the crowd. They have always been supportive and encouraging whether it is WBBL or Domestic one day cup. People have come largely in numbers irrespective of the formats.
Now, with the World cup happening in Australia. Australian Cricket Board and ICC are coming up with something new which never happened in a Women’s Sport.
Yes, the World T20i cup final will be taking place in a historical MCG ground which is well known for his capacity where more than 90 thousand to 1 lakh people can watch it live from the stadium.
There are many situations where it has been a house full and also it has provided some great matches for the cricket lovers. Now as an initiative to develop the Women’s cricket, ACB and ICC are coming up with a plan to bring a record crowd for the Women’s T20i world cup final. They are expecting to bring Approximately around 95 thousand to 1lakh people for an all-important final which has never happened in any of the Women’s sport.
In support of this and also with the Tri-series happening between India, England, and Australia in Australia. The Captains of all the three teams visited MCG to have a sneak peek of the world cup.
Talking to the media, all three Captains were happy with the initiative taken by ICC and ACB. Australian Skipper Lanning said filling the stadium with fans on International Women’s Day would be “massive’’ and “it will be a game-changing moment ” in Women’s cricket. She also mentioned with Katy Perry performing before the start of the finals will help to gather more crowd.
Indian Skipper Kaur said “Everybody is so excited, they just want to see a good tournament and good cricket,’’ she said.
“We are really happy that people are now starting to think and talk about women’s cricket, it’s great that little girls are coming to enjoy the games.’’
On the whole, It is a great initiative taken by the ICC, this will be definitely a huge boost up for Women’s sport and especially for Women’s Cricket. It will be an amazing sight to see a jam-packed stadium supporting the Queens of Cricket.