Australia To Host The Eleventh Edition Of The Indoor Cricket World Cup

Australia To Host The Eleventh Edition Of The Indoor Cricket World Cup
The Australian team. (Credits: Cricket Australia)

Australia are all set to stage the 11th edition of the Indoor Cricket World Cup from the 10th of October to 17th of October 2020. The first of the ten editions took place in 1995 with Australia winning 19 titles in total. The men’s team have won ten of them and the women’s side have bagged nine. The World Indoor Cricket Federation announced the venue as Melbourne the Casey Stadium and Citipower Centre being the two of them.

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The competition last took place in 2017 in Dubai. Hosts Australia holds the record of never losing a World Cup in either of the divisions and would be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the 25-year tournament history. A total of ten teams are understood to partake in the event in four divisions, including under-21 men and women and open men and women.

Belinda Clark excited about the event and openly welcomed the teams:

Australia To Host The Eleventh Edition Of The Indoor Cricket World Cup
Belinda Clark. (Credits: Twitter)

Former Australian cricketer Belinda Clark, who is presently the Executive General Manager of Community Cricket at Cricket Australia, is excited and thoroughly welcomes the participating teams. The legendary Aussie batter further conceded that this is an exciting opportunity for our indoor sides to showcase their expertise and skill in this version of the sport.

“It’s not often that cricketers get to participate in a World Cup in their own backyard, but the Australian indoor teams will relish the opportunity to join their Australian men’s and women’s T20I teams in 2020, who get this chance.”

“We look forward to welcoming the world’s best players to the 2020 Indoor Cricket World Cup as the host nation and defending champions in the men’s and women’s division. This event is a great opportunity for our elite indoor teams to take centre stage and show the excitement and skill of this format of the game.” Clark said as quoted by Hindustan Times.

The squads for Australia would be announced following the Indoor Cricket National Championships that would take place at Casey Stadium between June 27th to July 11th.

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