Australia to host Indoor Cricket World Cup 2020 in Melbourne
Australia are set to host the eleventh Indoor cricket World Cup in 2020 in Melbourne from October 10 to 17 this year. It is going to be the third Cricket World Cup for the country to organize in the running year.
The Indoor Cricket World Cup will be held in two venues; the Casey Stadium and Citi Power Centre. Casey Stadium is the home of Australian Indoor Cricket National Championships while Citi Power Centre is the home to Cricket Victoria, Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades.
Executive General Manager of Community Cricket at Cricket Australia, Belinda Clark said, “We look forward to welcoming the world’s best players to the 2020 Indoor Cricket World Cup as the host nation and defending champions in the men’s and women’s division.
“It’s not often cricketers get to participate in a world cup in their own backyard, but the Australian Indoor teams will relish the opportunity to join their Australian men’s and women’s T20 teams in 2020 who get this chance,”
Cricketers from up to ten countries will compete at the World Cup in four divisions. These are, 21 and under men, 21 and under women, open men and open women.
Ms Clark further said, “This event is a great opportunity for our elite indoor teams to take centre stage and show the excitement and skill of this format of the game.
“Over 170,000 people play indoor cricket across Australia, with the fast, fun and social format providing opportunities to play all year around. The tournament last took place in Dubai in 2017.
Australia are the reigning men’s and women’s Indoor Cricket World Cup champions.
“Cricket Australia is proud to partner with the Victorian Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program, City of Casey and Cricket Victoria to host the championships which will be a curtain-raiser to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup the following week,” she added.