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Melbourne to host T20 finals in 2020

Cricket Australia announce eight venues for the competitions in two years.

The finals of the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 in 2020 will be held at the MCG.

Cricket Australia has announced the hosts venues for the tournaments, with Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Hobart, Perth and Sydney joining Melbourne on the list.

The women’s competition takes place first, running from February 21 to March 8, with the men’s event starting on October 18 and closing on November 15.

It is the first time both editions will be take place in the same country in the same year but as distinct tournaments.

International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson said: “I’d like to thank Cricket Australia and their partners in Government at all levels for their commitment to the ICC World T20 in 2020.

“The ambition they have shown firstly in delivering stand-alone men’s and women’s events and then in the venue selection – that will, I hope, set a record for the biggest ever attendance at a women’s sporting event – is exciting for the sport.

“Australia has a proven track record of delivering world-class events in world-class stadiums and we know we can rely on the fans to provide great support for all of the competing teams.”

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