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T20 World Cup 2022 final will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground

The tournament was scheduled to take place in Australia in late 2020 but was postponed for two years amid COVID pandemic.

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T20 World Cup 2022 final will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground!

Australia will be defending the title on its home soil next year.

 The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that the next T20 World Cup final will be held under lights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 13, 2022.

The tournament will take place from October 16 to November 13 next year across seven cities in Australia with Sydney Cricket Ground Adelaide Oval hosting the semi-finals on Nov. 9 and 10.

“Following the success of the ICC women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 and a two-year postponement, our sights are now firmly set on planning for the 2022 event,” the ICC’s head of events Chris Tetley said in a press release.

“With 12 teams already confirmed in the line-up, we eagerly await the culmination of the qualification process to see which other teams will join them.”

Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, and Perth will also stage matches, providing current inter-state travel restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 have been relaxed.

Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, and South Africa have already qualified for the Super 12 stage of the tournament.

Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, and West Indies will feature in the opening round along with four other teams to be decided at qualifying tournaments in Oman and Zimbabwe next year.

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