Perth will host the newly renamed ICC T20 World Cup, when the pinnacle of T20 cricket comes to Australia for the first time ever in 2020.

Two T20 World Cups will be played in Perth with the WACA Ground set to host the Women’s T20 World Cup and Perth Stadium the Men’s T20 World Cup.

The Women’s T20 World Cup comprises of 10 teams playing 23 matches from February 21 to March 8, followed by the Men’s T20 World Cup involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from October 18 to November 15 2020.

WACA CEO Christina Matthews said the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the WA community to be a part of a spectacular celebration of our great game.

“The opportunity to host matches for an event of this calibre will allow Perth to not only showcase its world class facilities to Australia and the globe, but will also help inspire the next generation of young girls and boys in Western Australia to pick up a cricket bat or ball,” Ms Matthews said.

“We look forward to hosting the best T20 cricketers in the world in 2020 and to delivering successful and well-attended matches at the WACA Ground and Perth Stadium.”

ICC T20 World Cup Australia Local Organising Committee CEO Nick Hockley highlighted the benefits that would come from hosting T20 cricket’s showpiece event.

“Lots of people have already been referring to the World T20 as the T20 World Cup. For this name change to be formalised by the ICC, only reinforces the importance of T20 cricket to the global game and that the T20 World Cup is the format’s pinnacle competition, Mr Hockley said.

“Only twice previously has Australia hosted international cricket’s showpiece events, with the Men’s 50-over Cricket World Cup held in Australia in 1992 and 2015. So, 2020 represents a rare and special opportunity to welcome the cricketing world for not just one, but two World Cups.”

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Fixture and ticketing information will be released in 2019.