ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Men's event tickets go on sale
Australian captain Aaron Finch and T20 World Cup Local Organising Committee CEO Nick Hockley speak about the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.
Tickets to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup next year go on sale to the general public today, meaning fans can secure their seats at any match, with exactly one year-to-go until the first ball is bowled on October 18 next year.
To mark the occasion, the event campaign ‘Welcome to the Big Dance’ has been launched, celebrating all the competing countries coming together for two World Cups in 2020.
All tickets for both the women’s and men’s tournaments will go on sale at t20worldcup.com from midday (AEDT) on Friday 18 October, meaning fans can be part of any of the 68 T20 World Cup matches around the country
The focus is firmly on families and communities with children’s tickets starting at $5 and adult tickets available from $20 across both tournaments.
More than one million fans are expected to attend and the ‘Big Dance’ captures the movement, energy and excitement that each country and culture will bring to both tournaments next year.
The standalone women’s event will take place first, from 21 February – 8 March 2020, followed by the men’s event later in the year.
The T20 World Cup forms part of a ground-breaking 12 months for cricket in Australia, starting today with the beginning of the first standalone WBBL that will lead into the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, starting on February 21.
It’s the first time that Australia will host T20 cricket’s global showpiece and matches will be played in eight host cities and 13 venues around the country.
Bangladesh and Thailand recently claimed the last two places in the 10-team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. 10 teams (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies) have already qualified for the 16-team men's tournament. The remaining six places will be determined at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier event, which starts today, 18 October, and concludes on 3 November.
Australian Men’s Captain Aaron Finch said:
“The T20 World Cup is going to be a great spectacle and for us as a team a huge focus in 2020. It’s the one global trophy that has eluded the men’s team so far and we won’t get a better opportunity than on home soil next year.”
“Anyone can beat anyone on their day in T20 cricket so it’s going to be exciting tournament that will have a number of teams believing they can win. It’s an amazing opportunity for Australia to have the world’s best T20 women’s and men’s players coming next year.”
“We saw in 2015 how great the crowds were and we’re looking forward to seeing the whole country getting behind not just Australia but all the competing teams to create that atmosphere that only a World Cup can bring.”
Australian Women’s Captain Meg Lanning said:
“It’s probably the biggest home summer we’ve ever had coming up in Australia, starting with the standalone WBBL and culminating in the T20 World Cup at the end of the season.”
“The WBBL is going to be a great platform for all players to push their case for selection to play in a home World Cup so there is plenty of incentive to do well.”
“We can’t wait to get out there and try and defend our title with home crowd support.”
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee CEO Nick Hockley said:
“2020 is going to be a huge year for cricket and we are privileged to have the best women’s and men’s players coming to Australia to compete for T20 cricket’s biggest prize.”
“T20 cricket by nature has a festival atmosphere and ‘The Big Dance’ is all about celebrating the cultures of the competing teams and setting the stage for a World Cup atmosphere that people can enjoy with friends and family.”
“We’ve worked really hard to make sure the event is accessibly priced and a family of two adults and two kids will be able to see both women’s and men’s World Cup cricket from just $50.”
Important information about ticketing:
- Tickets can be purchased at the official ICC T20 World Cup website, t20worldcup.com
- Tickets purchased through unofficial websites may not be legitimate
- Tickets listed on re-sale websites are done so in breach of Ticket Terms and Conditions and may therefore be cancelled