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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: Countdown has begun in Australia

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: Countdown has begun in Australia
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: Countdown has begun in Australia
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The countdown to ‘The Big Time’ has officially begun with Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River the backdrop for a city centre cricketing arena created to celebrate 100-days-to-go until Australia hosts the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time.

Melbourne Cricket Ground’s hallowed turf took centre stage with the pitch relocated into the centre of Melbourne to mark 100 days to go until the world's best cricketers from 16 teams compete for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket. Australian International stars Aaron Finch, Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck along with cricket legends Shane Watson, Waqar Younis and Morne Morkel teamed up with other Australian personalities to launch the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan.

The Trophy Tour is set to visit 35 locations in 13 countries across four continents, more than ever before. The Men’s T20 World Cup trophy will make stops in Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Namibia, Nepal, Singapore and Vanuatu for the first time, taking the sport to more fans in different countries to get a glimpse of T20 cricket’s ultimate prize. The trophy will also visit 21 locations across all eight Australian State and Territories.

The Trophy Tour that is designed for anyone, anywhere at any time will enable fans to get involved from home with a 3D augmented reality filter, housed on the official T20 World Cup Facebook and Instagram channels. Fans are encouraged to get creative and show the world where you play cricket using the trophy filter. The best of the fan-generated images will be celebrated weekly and a lucky few will be rewarded with ICC Men’s T20 World Cup themed prizes.

Beginning in Melbourne and circling the globe, the Trophy Tour will make its final stop in Geelong on 16 October for the opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 between 2014 Champions Sri Lanka and Namibia.

Fans can follow the trophy’s journey around the world on the T20 World Cup’s social media channels or via the dedicated Trophy Tour section on the T20 World Cup website.

Over 800,000 fans are anticipated to attend the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 with additional tickets to all matches released today, with the exception of the India and Pakistan match on October 23.  General allocation of tickets for this fixture were sold out within five minutes of going on public sale in February. Should more tickets become available for the fixture they will be released at a later date.

Australian men’s captain Aaron Finch said: “It’s an exciting time for cricket with so many world class teams coming out to play all around the country. Now that there’s just 100 days to go, you can feel the excitement building among the team about the prospect of playing in a home World Cup in front of our fans.

“In a World Cup every game is a tough game, and anyone can beat anyone on their day so the white ball cricket we’ve got coming up over the next couple of months is going to be crucial to make sure we are ready come the first ball of the World Cup in October.”

 

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “With just 100 days to go until the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup there is a real sense of excitement ahead of the 16 teams coming together in Australia to compete for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket. 

“Celebrating the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, is another important milestone in taking the Trophy to ten countries for the first time ever, once again showing our commitment to using the T20 format as a vehicle to grow the game and to engage new fans across the world.”

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, ambassador Shane Watson said: “As a player, there’s few things that can top playing in a home World Cup and I can’t wait to see the world’s best T20 players on the fast bouncy pitches in Australia. It’s going to be an incredible spectacle.

“Leading up to the event, I’m also looking forward to taking the T20 World Cup trophy around our beautiful country to give fans the opportunity to be part of this massive cricket celebration.”

Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson said: “With 100 days until the first ball of the World Cup, Nissan is gearing up for a spectacular event across the country. We are proud to continue to play an important role in driving excitement and innovation, supporting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, with Nissan Ambassadors, Mel Jones and Mitchell Johnson behind the wheel.”

Fixtures Schedule

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER

Sri Lanka v Namibia Kardinia Park, Geelong

United Arab Emirates v Qualifier 3 Kardinia Park, Geelong

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER

West Indies v Scotland Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Qualifier 1 v Ireland Bellerive Oval, Hobart

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER

Namibia v Qualifier 3 Kardinia Park, Geelong

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER

Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates Kardinia Park, Geelong

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER

Scotland v Ireland Bellerive Oval, Hobart

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER 7:00PM

West Indies v Qualifier 1 Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Sri Lanka v Qualifier 3 Kardinia Park, Geelong

Namibia v United Arab Emirates Kardinia Park, Geelong

FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER

West Indies v Ireland Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Scotland v Qualifier 1 Bellerive Oval, Hobart

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER

New Zealand v Australia SCG, Sydney

England v Afghanistan Perth Stadium, Perth

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER

Group A Winner v Group B Runner-up Bellerive Oval, Hobart

India v Pakistan MCG, Melbourne

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER

Bangladesh v Group A Runner-up Bellerive Oval, Hobart

South Africa v Group B Winner Bellerive Oval, Hobart

TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER

Australia v Group A Winner Perth Stadium, Perth

WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER

England v Group B Runner-up MCG, Melbourne

New Zealand v Afghanistan MCG, Melbourne

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER

South Africa v Bangladesh SCG, Sydney

India v Group A Runner-up SCG, Sydney

Pakistan v Group B Winner Perth Stadium, Perth

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER

Afghanistan v Group B Runner-up MCG, Melbourne

England v Australia MCG, Melbourne

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

New Zealand v Group A Winner SCG, Sydney

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

Bangladesh v Group B Winner The Gabba, Brisbane

Pakistan v Group A Runner-up Perth Stadium, Perth

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

India v South Africa Perth Stadium, Perth

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER

Australia v Group B Runner-up The Gabba, Brisbane

TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Afghanistan v Group A Winner The Gabba, Brisbane

England v New Zealand The Gabba, Brisbane

WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Group B Winner v Group A Runner-up Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

India v Bangladesh Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Pakistan v South Africa SCG, Sydney

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER

New Zealand v Group B Runner-up Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Australia v Afghanistan Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER

England v Group A Winner SCG, Sydney

SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER

South Africa v Group A Runner-up Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Pakistan v Bangladesh Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

India v Group B Winner MCG, Melbourne

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER

TBC v TBC Semi Final 1 SCG, Sydney

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER

TBC v TBC

Semi Final 2 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Final MCG, Melbourne


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