Leaders Hope To Build On ICC Women’s T20 World Cup's Success
The India-Australia Int'l Cricket Council Women’s T20 World Cup final earlier this month drew a record 86,174 fans to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and event leaders hope its success lays the groundwork for future iterations. The match, held March 8 on Int’l Women’s Day, drew the largest crowd ever for a women’s sporting event in Australia. Event CEO Nick Hockley said the challenge now is to ensure the success is “not a one-off,” and that it leads to increased “interest and engagement in future tournaments.”
South Africa is slated to host the '22 event. “It makes a statement that with a clear purpose and vision, backed by an appropriate level of investment, that anything is possible and that we should all be striving for parity between men’s and women’s events,” Hockley said.