Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    One-year cricket countdown now on to Women’s T20 World Cup

    21/02/2019 10:00 AM
     
    • Tickets now on sale for ICC Women's T20 World Cup
    • One year until the ICC Women's T20 World Cup
    • Supported by the State Government through Tourism WA
    • Perth joins official Guinness World Record attempt 

    Cricket fans can secure their seats to experience the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's T20 World Cup 2020 in Western Australia, with tickets on sale to the general public from this morning.

     

    Perth is one of four cities to have Women's ICC T20 World Cup tournament matches, which will be held at the WACA Ground.

     

    The State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, successfully bid to host 11 men's and women's ICC T20 World Cup matches in Perth in 2020.

     

    The strong women's line-up for Perth features current and former champions including defending champions Australia as well as the West Indies (2016) and England (2009), with both sides starting their campaigns on the first weekend of the tournament in WA.

     

    The women's games in Perth will be held from February 22 to February 24 next year with five matches over the three days, starting and finishing with a double header. Perth fans will be able to see nine of the 10 teams to compete at the women's tournament.

     

    To celebrate the one year to go milestone both the women's and men's T20 World Cup trophies will be on display at the WACA Ground tomorrow (February 22), when Australia take on New Zealand.

     

    Fans will have a rare opportunity to see the trophies up close and have their photo with T20 cricket's most prized silverware.

     

    As part of the lead-up to the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, Perth participated in an official Guinness World Record attempt for the most number of signatures on a piece of sporting memorabilia.

     

    The 2.4 x 2.4 metre 'Big Shirt' is travelling to all Women's T20 World Cup host cities, and was signed by WACA staff and junior cricketers this week as part of the one year to go celebrations.

     

    The goal is to reach 2020 signatures, with an Australian women's cricket team player to add the final signature on International Women's Day (March 8) marking one year until the Women's T20 World Cup Final in 2020.

     

    Tickets to the ICC Women's World Cup 2020 matches start from $20 with all children's tickets priced at $5. For more information and to secure tickets, visit http://www.T20WorldCup.com 

     

    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:

     

    "Not only does this thrilling women's tournament offer spectators the chance to see some of the best teams from around the globe in action, it will also contribute to attracting visitors, adding vibrancy and boosting the local economy.

     

    "WA has secured strong men's and women's fixtures, providing sports fans from around the world with the opportunity to enjoy world-class cricket at the iconic WACA Ground or the magnificent Perth Stadium.

     

    "Events such as this play an important role in achieving objectives of the State Government's Two-Year Action Plan for tourism, which will grow the number of visitors to the State."

     

    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

     

    "Women's cricket is undergoing unprecedented growth in Western Australia and it will be terrific for cricket fans to have the opportunity to see the world's best in action next year.

     

    "With Manchester United, State of Origin, Bledisloe Cup, and men's and women's T20 World Cups all on their way, there has never been a better time to be a sports fan in WA."

     

    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5600

    Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 6400