Tassie’s T20 World Cup teams announced

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Author 2019-11-03 03:45:00

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NAMIBIA, Scotland and the Netherlands are the three teams set to join Bangladesh and New Zealand at the International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup in Hobart next October.

Earlier today the International Cricket Council announced the results from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier matches.

Billed as a “Festival of Cricket” by the ICC and broadcast to a global audience of more than a billion people, the tournament is expected to attract thousands of visitors as well as players, officials and cricket fans to the state.

“An international event of this level and popularity gives us terrific opportunities to keep showcasing the best Tasmania has to offer,” Destination Southern Tasmania CEO Alex Heroys said.

“We already have a working group set up to ensure that we maximise the opportunities for the visitor economy across Tasmania, enhancing our profile and reputation in tourism, trade and liveability, while showcasing Bellerive Oval as a world-class sporting venue.”

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Netherlands' highest scoring batsman Stephan Myburgh plays a shot during the qualifying match for the World T20 cricket tournament between Ireland and The Netherlands. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

Mr Heroys said local businesses would not only benefit from spending and investment in the lead up to the tournament, but also from the economic boost because of the number of players, officials and fans who will come here for the matches.

“As well as the economic boost for Tasmania, we aim to achieve a legacy of increased interest and participation in cricket at a grassroots level by working closely with Cricket Tasmania,” Mr Heroys said.

“The chance to watch world class cricket in Hobart is fantastic for all Tasmanians, and we look forward to welcoming thousands of locals, not only the teams and their fans from interstate and overseas.”

Hobart will host the most matches of any host city, with eight games over nine days at Bellerive Oval between October 19-27 next year.

Adult tickets to all matches in Hobart start from $20 and all children’s tickets are just $5. More information and tickets are available at www.t20worldcup.com

Originally published asTassie’s T20 World Cup teams announced

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