- The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup kicked off on October 16, and the final match will be played on November 13, 2022.
- Melbourne Cricket Ground in Yarra Park will host the grand ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final.
- The stadium has a seating capacity of 95,000 and an additional standing capacity of 5,000.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final will be played on November 13, 2022. The ongoing tournament is the eighth ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was originally scheduled to be held in 2020. However, it was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The tournament kicked off on October 16 as Namibia faced 2014 champions Sri Lanka, in a thrilling match. Namibia won the opening game of the 2022 edition by 55 runs.
Namibia’s bowlers David Wiese, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz and Jan Frylinck, picked two wickets each during the famous victory.
The second match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup played on Sunday, October 16, was between Netherlands and United Arab Emirates. The Netherlands won the match by three wickets.
West Indies faced Scotland on Monday, October 17, in the cold and overcast conditions at the Bellerive Oval. West Indies struggled to get off the mark as they lost to Scotland by 55 runs.
Ireland and Zimbabwe battled it out hours later at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Zimbabwe emerged victorious in the exciting match by 31 runs.
Namibia then faced Holland at Simonds Stadium on Tuesday, October 18. The Netherlands won the match by five wickets. Sri Lanka later won against the United Arab Emirates at the same venue by 79 runs.
The first match on Wednesday, October 19, was between Ireland and Scotland. Ireland emerged victorious by six wickets.
West Indies later faced Zimbabwe in a thrilling match, which the former won by 31 runs.
Sri Lanka won against the Netherlands by 16 runs on Thursday, October 20, as the United Arab Emirates defeated Namibia by seven runs.
Ireland and West Indies battled it out on Friday, October 21, in a match which Ireland won by nine wickets. Zimbabwe won by five wickets against Scotland later in the day.
Which Cricket Stadium Will Host The Finals?
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, locally known as MCG, is the second-largest cricket ground in the world by capacity. The cricket ground is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by route 48, route 70 and route 75 trams, as well as Jolimont and Richmond railway stations.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, built in 1853, has hosted major sporting events, including rugby league games and FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
It’s hard to look past Melbourne Cricket Ground when talking about history, pure emotions and drama.
History Of Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne Cricket Club established Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1853 – less than 20 years after Melbourne was founded.
The stadium hosted its first cricket match on September 30, 1854. And soon after, Test Cricket was born, followed by One Day International cricket a century later.
A public grandstand capable of holding 6,000 people was constructed at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1861.
An Indigenous Australian cricket team played the first Boxing Day match at MCG in 1866.
Police officers played the first trial game of football at the stadium in 1869. The formation of the Victorian Football League (VFL) ten years later led to the first official football match being played at the stadium.
Since the MCG became a well-known sports venue, it has gone through several developments over the years. The first scoreboard at MCG was built in 1882 and has since taken many forms over the years. As of 2022, the scoreboard at MCG is the largest and the best in the world.
All the playing field lights, including those in the light towers, were replaced with LED sports between November 2019 and February 2020.
The stadium, which is set to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final, has a seating capacity of 95,000 and an additional standing capacity of 5,000. In total, MCG can hold 100,024 people watching a game or attending an event.
The record attendance at Melbourne Cricket Ground stands at 143,750 for a Billy Graham evangelistic crusade. The crusade happened in 1959.