This morning it was announced that GMHBA Stadium will play host to three Sri Lankan games when the T20 World Cup hits Geelong in October 2020.
Further bolstering Geelong’s standing as Australia’s leading regional events city, GMHBA Stadium will host 6 group matches in what will be the first time the ICC T20 World Cup has been held in Australia.
Geelong is the only regional city to host a men’s match in the T20 World Cup 2020, alongside other major cities including Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth and Sydney. For the first time, men’s and women’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year.
This announcement follows a summer of cricket at GMHBA Stadium, with two Melbourne Renegades Big Bash League Double-Headers played in January.
With more people watching cricket than ever before, the announcement is a massive boost for Geelong. Thousands of people are expected to visit the region to catch all the colour and excitement that T20 Cricket brings.
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First Round Matches at GMHBA Stadium
18 October, 2020
Sri Lanka v Qualifier A3, GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong (2.00pm)
Qualifier A2 v Qualifier A4, GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong (7.00pm)
20 October, 2020
Qualifier A3 v Qualifier A4, GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong (2.00pm)
Sri Lanka v Qualifier A2, GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong (7.00pm)
22 October, 2020
Qualifier A2 v Qualifier A3, GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong (2.00pm)
Sri Lanka v Qualifier A4, GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong (7.00pm)