Geelong & Melbourne among cities set to host 2022 T20 World Cup

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Newly crowned ICC Men’s T20 World Cup champions Australia will defend their title on home soil, with seven host cities confirmed for T20 cricket’s pinnacle global men’s event from 16 October – 13 November 2022.

The T20 World Cup will be the biggest global sporting event being held in Australia in 2022, with the world’s best cricketers from 16 international teams competing for the ultimate prize in the game’s most exciting format.

A total of 45 matches will be played across Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, ensuring the same national footprint as the postponed 2020 event.

The seven venues to host matches are Adelaide Oval, The Gabba, Kardinia Park Stadium, Bellerive Oval, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Perth Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground.

As was the case for the women’s event in 2020, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Final will be contested under lights at the MCG on 13 November 2022.

The semi-finals will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval on 9 and 10 November, respectively.

Champions Australia and runners-up New Zealand plus England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Afghanistan and Bangladesh as the next highest ranked teams will gain direct entry into the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Sri Lanka, West Indies, Scotland, and Namibia have qualified but will start the event in the First Round. The four remaining spots at Australia 2022 will be filled via the ongoing qualification pathway, culminating in two global qualifying tournaments in early 2022, a press release from ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 202 Organising Committee said.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Local Organising Committee CEO, Michelle Enright said: “We congratulate Aaron Finch and the entire Australian squad on their maiden ICC Men’s T20 World Cup crown. What an amazing platform it will be to see them try to defend their title in front of Aussie fans in 2022.”

“In exactly eleven months from today, Australia will host the next edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, bringing the world’s best and most dynamic players to our shores for an unmissable event in October and November next year.

“With the unprecedented disruptions over the past two years, bringing the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to Australia for the first time offers a perfect opportunity for fans across the whole country to experience the joy of a live global sporting event again.

“World Cups unite people with the common thread of a love for cricket. We can’t wait to welcome fans of all ages and backgrounds to the world class venues across the seven Australian host cities to support their teams.

“The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 produced some incredible moments and created memories that will live with Australian cricket fans forever. Now it’s time for the men’s event to take centre stage and claim its own place in history.”

Full fixtures for the event will be released in January and fans who register for the official presale will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public on 31 January 2022.

Fans can register now to get priority access to tickets and the latest event information by clicking on this link. 


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