Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar backs women’s cricket ahead of their T20 World Cup.
All-time legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has backed the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which is expected to break all the records for the maximum number of attendance at a women’s sports event in the finals.
Australia will be hosting the 2020 Women’s T20 international World Cup which is scheduled to commence on 21st February. The final of the same will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which has a capacity of over 1 lakh spectators.
The World Cup organizing committee expecting over 90,000 visitors to fill the stadium for the final on March 8 which also marks International Women’s Day.
Sachin Tendulkar tweeted his words saying “Sport is a great equalizer! The Women’s @T20WorldCup is coming up soon and the Finals will be played at the MCG. Let’s #FILLTHEMCG for the #T20WorldCup Final and make it an event to remember,”
Sport is a great equalizer!
The Women’s @T20WorldCup is coming up soon and the Finals will be played at the MCG.
Let’s #FILLTHEMCG for the #T20WorldCup Final and make it an event to remember. https://t.co/lsg3D4aVDa
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 6, 2020
It will be interesting and an awestruck moment to see if the cricketing world lives up to the words of the ‘God of Cricket’ and fills the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the day of the final.
Since the final will be held at the MCG which has a capacity of over 1 lakh it means that a full stadium could possibly break the record for the highest attendance for a women’s sports event which is currently 90,185 set at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Pasadena, California.
The day, which celebrates equality and womanhood, will be graced by a mega-concert by American pop star Katy Perry as she has announced that she would be performing at the MCG before and after the final.
Earlier, Australian star all-rounder Ellyse Perry unveiled a mural that celebrates the quadrennial tournament to be played from February 21. The artwork, which has been painted at the iconic Hosier Lane in Melbourne by artist Tayla Broekman, also has the faces of Katy and Ellyse.