The faces of some of the biggest names in world cricket will be projected from the Sydney Harbour Bridge this evening to celebrate the seven matches, including a semi-final, being held at the SCG during the 2022 Men’s ICC T20 World Cup tournament.
In addition to the semi-final, Sydney will host more matches than any other city during the tournament in October and November, including the opening game of the Super 12 stage featuring Australia, plus three other Super 12 matches and a Super 12 Double Header Match Day.
Acting Minister for Sport Damien Tudehope said excitement was building for the tournament where Australia would defend the world title, won recently in Dubai.
“Tonight, Sydney’s most iconic landmark will display the faces of some of the world’s biggest cricket stars such as Australia’s Mitch Marsh, England’s Jos Butler, Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi and India’s Virat Kohli,” Mr Tudehope said.
“Australian cricket is on a high at the moment following the 4-0 men’s Ashes victory and the men’s and women’s team current ICC T20 World Cup champions.
“The opportunity to watch our world champs defend their title and witness some of the biggest names in world cricket right here in Sydney will be an amazing spectacle.
“The selection of Sydney to host more games than any other city reinforces NSW’s major events credentials and I encourage NSW cricket fans to register for tickets now and guarantee their part in one of the biggest sporting events in the world in 2022.”
ICC T20 World Cup Local Organising Committee CEO, Michelle Enright said; “The release of the fixtures gives fans the opportunity to start planning their T20 World Cup experience, which is now just 268 days away.
“By having matches spread across the nation in seven host cities and making tickets accessibly priced, we are hoping as many people as possible will be able to experience the incredible atmosphere that international fans bring to global sporting events, as well as the unique, fast-paced and unpredictable nature of T20 cricket.
“World Cups are about bringing people from all backgrounds and cultures together and we hope to safely host over 800,000 fans at Australia’s iconic cricket venues later this year.”
The Sydney Harbour Bridge projections will form part of a national display due to be broadcast worldwide by the International Cricket Committee tonight, 8:22pm AEDT.
Fans can register now to get priority access to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tickets and the latest event information by clicking on this link.