The eyes of the world are on Geelong

Friday, 13 December 2019

Geelong will take centre stage as a Host City for cricket’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup next year when some of the sport’s biggest stars take to Kardinia Park for the first of Geelong’s six host matches.

Tipped to be the biggest event showcasing Geelong to the world, thousands of visitors will descend on Geelong and millions more will tune in to watch coverage of the event and see the first ball of the men’s tournament bowled at Kardinia Park!

Geelong’s involvement as a Host City will kick off with a double-header on Sunday 18 October 2020, with Sri Lanka taking on Ireland in an afternoon match before a night contest between Papua New Guinea and Oman. Further double-headers will follow on Tuesday 20 October and Thursday 22 October 2020.

Geelong is one of just eight host cities nationally for the first ICC T20 World Cup ever to be held in Australia and is the only non-capital city hosting men’s games.

Local fans will join more than one million spectators expected to attend the tournament nationally.

The city will come to life with colour and fun and be transformed for a huge week of celebration embracing multicultural dance, food and entertainment as well as first-class cricket.

With the Sri Lankan team playing all of its pool matches at Kardinia Park, thousands of fans from Sri Lanka and Australia’s Sri Lankan community are expected to descend on the region, making Geelong their home away from home.

Want to do more than just attend? There are volunteer opportunities as well as a brilliant school’s program.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the tournament visit the T20 World Cup website. Prices as low as $5 for children and $20 for adults are available. One ticket will cover entry to both matches as part of the double-headers.

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