The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recognized the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Australian Event Awards in February-March this year, which include this year’s Best Australian Event and the country’s best sports event.
More than 136,000 people attended the 23 matches in six host cities across the country and created an unprecedented number of television and digital viewers, the ICC press release said.
It culminated in the final match between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on International Women’s Day (March 8) with a crowd of 86,174, which was the highest attendance for a women’s sport in Australia and the second highest attendance at a women’s sport anywhere in the world. .
This year’s Australian event is selected from the national winners of the best event categories, recognizing an event that excels against the criteria of its genre and demonstrates an excellent example of innovation and best practice in the field of events.
Nick Hockley, former chief executive of the ICC T20 World Cup local organizing committee, accepted the awards at the Australian Event Awards in Sydney before accepting his current role as interim chief executive of Cricket Australia.
“We are delighted to receive these awards in recognition of the incredible event that featured the amazing performances of the players on the field and the unprecedented support of the fans who filled the venues across the country and watched in large numbers on TV,” Hockley said.
“Governments across the country, our world-class venues, the ICC, Cricket Australia, state and regional cricket associations, business partners, media and broadcasters, suppliers, volunteers, players and of course fans.
“The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup was more than just a sporting event – it was an opportunity to showcase the women’s sport on the biggest stage. We hope that young girls and boys will be inspired to dream big and follow in the footsteps of star players. Everyone involved will always be grateful for being able to complete the event in a year when events have been canceled or postponed. We also pay tribute to everyone in the event industry who has suffered setbacks from the epidemic, ”he said.
Recent major award winners include the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix (2019) and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (2018).
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022, originally scheduled for October – November 2020, has been postponed due to the Covit-19.
Australian event award entries are determined by Australian industry leaders and experts in all aspects of event management, including best event, innovation, marketing, stakeholder involvement and management, sustainability and event legacy.