Aug 26th, 2022


With just 50 days to go until thousands of cricket fans pour through the gates for the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022, a commemorative mural has been unveiled at Kardinia Park to mark the countdown of this international  event.

Painted by Sri Lankan born Australian artist and refugee, Vernon Tissera, the mural marks an exciting milestone ahead of the tournament kicking off in Geelong on Sunday 16 October when Sri Lanka play Namibia.

Set to become a legacy piece at the stadium for sport fans to marvel at for years to come, the mural depicts the multi-cultural community feel of the event with the flags of all the nations playing included in the mural by Vernon.

In a massive boost for Geelong, Kardinia Park Stadium will host six matches in total featuring nations including Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates, attracting thousands of fans from around Australia and the world to the region.

Melbourne will proudly host six Super 12 games and the final of the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, with fans set to pack out the stands at the MCG on Sunday 23 October when India takes on Pakistan when classic rivals England and Australia go head-to-head Friday 28 October.

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