Katy Perry will perform at the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The International Cricket Board (ICC) confirmed on Tuesday that global pop star will be part of what is anticipated to be the biggest women’s cricket match of all time.
The summit clash of the showpiece event is scheduled to be held on March 8, which is also celebrated as International Women’s Day.
The five-time American Music Awards winner will grace the audience with her performance both before and after the contest.
The showpiece event will kick-off with hosts and defending champions Australia taking on India in the opening clash at Sydney Showground Stadium on February 21.
Perry, who has just released her new single ‘Harleys In Hawaii’, said that she is looking forward to the event.
“I’m all about celebrating equality and the achievements of women, which naturally happens on a global scale on International Women’s Day. It’s no coincidence that I said yes to performing live at the women’s final on this day,” she told ICC.
“I hope to bring a unifying, electric performance playing some of my most empowering songs for the best female cricketers on the planet and some of my greatest fans, as we all unite to support gender equality and empower people to achieve everything that they desire,” she added.
Nick Hockley, who is the CEO of the organising committee, feels that this is a great opportunity for the development of the sport among the girls. ”
We are seeing incredible momentum in the development of cricket as a sport for women and girls. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia is a perfectly timed opportunity to accelerate this change,” said Hockley.
“What better way to celebrate than the T20 World Cup final at the MCG on International Women’s Day and who better to lead that celebration than Katy Perry, who is an inspiration to girls and boys across the world,” Hockley added.
Perry’s appearance at the final will be the singer’s only performance during this visit to Australia.