T20 is the vehicle to attract new, more diverse and younger audiences to the game.
In 2020, Australia has a unique opportunity to host this major global event. The eyes of the world will be on Australia as the 10 best women’s teams and 16 best men’s teams, compete to be crowned world champions. This will be the first time that the ICC World T20 has been held in Australia and follows the highly successful ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, staged across Australia and New Zealand, which delivered record-breaking attendances, visitation and global television audiences.
The ICC World T20 was first staged in 2007 in South Africa originally on a two-yearly cycle, however the men’s competition now takes place every 4 years. A women’s event was launched in 2009 and remains a biennial event. Up to 2016 the women’s event was integrated with the men’s event however for 2020 the women’s event will be held in March and the men’s event in October/November, both in Australia.