Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    India joins world’s best teams in Perth for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

    10/10/2022 12:15 PM
    • India launches T20 World Cup campaign in Perth today against Western Australia
    • Their arrival follows T20 World Cup heavyweights Australia and England facing off in Perth last night
    • ICC Men's T20 World Cup begins in less than two weeks' time in yet another major sporting event in Perth in 2022 driving tourism and jobs 

    India's men's cricket team will commence preparations in Perth today ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.


    The Indian and Western Australian teams will go head-to-head in two practice matches this week.


    Six of the top eight men's international T20 teams - Australia, Afghanistan, England, India, Pakistan and South Africa - will visit Perth to compete for the trophy as part of the blockbuster event.


    The World Cup matches in Perth will start on Saturday 22 October, with the opening night featuring England against Afghanistan.


    This match will be followed by Australia versus the Group A Winner on Tuesday 25 October, before Pakistan competes against the Group B Winner on Thursday 27 October.


    The final Super Sunday fixture on October 30 will be a double-header between Pakistan and the Group A Runner-Up, followed by India versus South Africa.


    The five matches will be held over nine days and are expected to attract significant numbers of international and interstate visitors and showcase WA to the world.


    The ICC Men's T20 World Cup is the biggest global sporting event being held in Australia in 2022.


    The world's best cricketers from 16 international teams will clash in 45 matches across seven host cities.


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "I'm delighted to welcome the India Men's Cricket Team to Perth in the build-up to the T20 World Cup.


    "During my recent trade and investment mission to India I saw first-hand how much interest there is for the upcoming matches in Perth. The reaction during tourism presentations and media interviews I did with Brad Hogg was simply phenomenal.


    "Hosting the ICC Men's T20 World Cup is a terrific chance to showcase Western Australia to a global audience and visitors from out-of-State - providing millions of dollars of benefits for our State's tourism and hospitality industries.


    "We are seeing a really encouraging lift to visitor numbers from India since the international borders reopened.


    "The T20 matches also add to Western Australia's reputation as the sporting capital of Australia in 2022.


    "Already this year WA has hosted huge sporting events such as the Margaret River Pro, the Super Netball Grand Final, the NRL State of Origin, the Icon English Premier League double header featuring Manchester United, the Wallabies against England rugby union international and the sold-out Fremantle Dockers elimination final.


    "The ICC T20 World Cup adds to the range and breadth of big events now being held in WA.


    "All these events are great for local businesses, creating jobs and economic activity for the WA economy."


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "It is fantastic to see international cricket back and bringing in fans and players.


    "Having such high level players in our State is great for the game and for growing grassroots support."


    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 6500

    Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 5400