There is no denying that sport is a huge industry that attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Cricket is not an exception. There are hundreds of thousands who watch important matches and support their favorite teams.
However, cricket is not just games, tournaments, and competitions. It is also an opportunity to travel to new places and enjoy cricket at the same time. Here you will find an overview of the main cricket events in 2019/2020 that will give you a perfect opportunity to see the games live and enjoy new countries and cultures experience.
Important Events in the 2019/2020 Cricket Season
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If you are a dedicated cricket fan, it is time for you to set up your schedule for the 2019-2020 cricket season. There will be lots of interesting events to attend and worthy places to visit, but, undoubtedly, 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia will be the main cricket Championship of the 2019-2020 playing season. Sure, there is no way to attend all the matches, but semi-finals and final games are must-see. They will take place at Sydney Cricket Ground and Melbourne Cricket Ground respectively. Besides, the 2019-22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 Tournament is underway, providing even more potential countries to visit during your cricket traveling tour. This guide will help you choose which places and matches to visit.
The overview of the 2019-2020 cricket international season covers 31 Test Matches, 69 One Day Internationals, and 138 Twenty20 Internationals, excluding the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Few of these events have already taken place, but most of them are still to take place.
The nearest international cricket competition will take place in Singapore during the 2019-2020 Singapore Tri-Nation Series. Singapore, Nepal and Zimbabwe national teams will participate in the event. The tournament starts on September 27, 2019, and ends on October 3, 2019, so you still have time to visit Singapore and witness the competition. All the matches will be played as Twenty20 Internationals. This event is worth attending for two reasons: the matches are expected to be interesting, and Singapore city is definitely a must-see for any tourist. So you can combine your sports interests with a great tourist experience.
The other cricket tournament you should definitely attend is the 2020 United States Tri-Nation Series that will take place in March 2020. It will be a Tri-Nation series between Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. All matches will be played as One Day International (ODI) fixtures. Being part of the 2019-2022 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, which is the stage of the Qualifiers for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, these matches will increase or decrease the chances of these teams to participate in the World Cup. Even though the hosting city of this event is still unknown, you should definitely visit the United States in March 2020, as it is a popular tourist destination and may offer many activities in addition to Cricket.
The United Arab Emirates is also a country that should be visited by all Cricket fans during the 2019-2020 international cricket season. Starting on October 18, 2019, this country will host The 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier. The tournament will last till November 2, 2019, and will determine the national cricket teams that will join the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. All matches will take place in two major cities: Dubai and Abu-Dhabi, on three stadiums in total. These cities will become a great addition to your cricket traveling tour. Though most of the national teams that participate in the tournament are not considered to be the best on the planet, the competition is expected to be very intense and interesting.
2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia
One way or another, the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia will be the main event of the 2019-2020 cricket international season. All matches will be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15, 2020. Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the final match of the tournament on November 15, 2020. Speaking of the participating teams, December 31, 2018, the top nine ranked ICC Full Members, along with hosts Australia, qualified directly for the 2020 tournament. Of those 10 teams, the top eight ranked sides qualified for the Super 12s stage of the tournament. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh did not qualify for the Super 12s, instead of being placed in the group stage of the competition. They will be joined by the six teams who qualify for the tournament via the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier. As for the teams in the ICC T20I Championship, the United Arab Emirates and Nepal can only qualify through regional competitions. The top four teams from the group stage will then advance to the Super 12s. As you can see, only the strongest teams are included.
As to semi-finals on Sydney Cricket Ground and final match on Melbourne Cricket Ground, you should definitely see some group stage games in Bellerive Oval, the stadium in Hobart. This stadium is located in one of the most exotic places on Earth, the island of Tanzania. Also, it will host the largest amount of games compared to the other games of the tournament.
As for the sports side of the event, it is definitely the largest international competitions during the season 2019-2020 in cricket. The best 20 teams in the world will go through the group stage and the final stage. The India national team, which is considered one of the strongest teams in the world, will also participate. The experts predict that this team will win the tournament easily. However, the British Teams will try their best to beat the Indian Team. As for the hosts of the competition, the Australia national cricket team is also a strong claimant on the main trophy, as the support of the 9 home stadiums. One of them, Melbourne Cricket Ground, can host more than 1000 viewers.
Main Reasons for Travelling During the Cricket Season in 2019/2020
There is no doubt that there are multiple reasons to travel during the cricket season. First of all, you will be able to enjoy the games and your favorite teams live. It is an unforgettable experience. In addition to this, there is no better time for a tourist to visit a country. For example, Australia will host the Cricket World Cup in 2020. The infrastructure will be on point: people will be able to find places to stay easily. Moreover, you will not only see Sydney but also be able to travel across the country and visit the greatest cricket stadiums. As a conclusion, all events covered in this tour are worth attending. Without any doubt, there are more interesting cricket events this season to be held. At the same time, the recommended places included in this tour are also popular tourist destinations.