Only 99 days left until the start of the biggest women’s sporting event ever in Australia.
Global pop superstar Katy Perry will perform exclusively at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 finals on Sunday, March 8, International Women’s Day, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Perry will perform both during the pre-game and post-game show and will be part of what is likely to be the biggest women’s cricket match ever.
The MCG final, held under lights, is a groundbreaking opportunity to set a new world record for participating in a women’s sports event on the day when equality and women’s achievements are celebrated worldwide. The current record number of 90,185 spectators was set in 1999 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in Pasadena, California.
The announcement coincides with the remaining 99 days to the start of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Hosts and defending champions Australia meet on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the Sydney Showground Stadium on India.
Fans can buy tickets for all games, including the Women’s Final, from $ 5 for kids and $ 20 for adults. Tickets are now available at t20worldcup.com.
Perry, who has just released her new single “Harleys In Hawaii,” is looking forward to returning to Australia to lead the celebrations.
“I want to celebrate women’s equality and achievements, which of course happens on a global level on International Women’s Day. It’s no coincidence that I agreed to perform live in the women’s finals that day.
“I hope I can play some of my strongest songs for the best cricketers in the world and some of my biggest fans with consistent, electric performance. “
Nick Hockley, CEO of ICC’s T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organizing Committee, is pleased to welcome Perry to this event in Australia.
“We see incredible momentum in the development of cricket as a sport for women and girls. The ICC Women’s T20 World Championship in Australia is a perfect time to accelerate this change.
What could be better than celebrating the final of the T20 World Championship at the MCG on International Women’s Day, and who could do better than Katy Perry, who inspires girls and boys around the world. “
Perry’s appearance in the final will be the only performance of the singer during this Australia visit.