The events will be held as stand-alone women’s and men’s events, giving the best female and male cricketers respective opportunities to capture the attention of the country and the world. Women’s matches will run from 21 February to 8 March 2020 and the men’s matches will run from 18 October to 15 November 2020.
In Adelaide, Gladys Elphick Park (Narnungga) will host five teams for a week of preparation matches ahead of the Women’s World T20, and Adelaide Oval will host the Men’s World T20. Adelaide Oval will also be the venue for one of the Men’s World T20 Semi Finals.
The world’s 10 best women’s teams and 16 best men’s teams will come to Australia to battle it out for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said hosting an international event like the ICC World T20 would give South Australia and the Adelaide Oval yet another opportunity to shine on a global stage.
ICC World Twenty20 2020 Local Organising Committee Chief Executive, Nick Hockley, highlighted the benefits that would come from hosting T20 cricket’s showpiece event.
SACA CEO, Keith Bradshaw, believes the ICC World T20 2020 will help grow interest in cricket at all levels in South Australia.
The ICC World T20 2020 takes place against the backdrop of a hugely successful ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which featured record crowds, broadcast audiences and visitors and the ongoing success of the Women’s and Men’s Big Bash.