Kareena Kapoor presents the ICC Women's T20 World Cup trophy
NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan unveiled the ICC Women's trophy T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Friday.
"Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor is counting down to the @ICC Women's #T20WorldCup. Who's joining her to fill the @MCG for the final on International Women's Day?" T20 World Cup tweeted.
Bollywood ⭐️ Kareena Kapoor is counting down to the @ICC Women's # T20WorldCup. Who's joining her to fill the @MCG f… https://t.co/32DkiQa0HN — T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1572586441000
The Women's T20 World Cup will kick-off on February 21, 2020.
Bangladesh won the qualifying event in Scotland and, as a result, they have been placed in Group A for the next World Cup along with defending champions Australia, India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh will face defending champions Australia in their first tournament match on February 27.
Thailand, which played its first international women's match 12 years ago, made history by qualifying for the tournament. They have been placed in Group B along with England, South Africa, the Antilles and Pakistan. They will face the West Indies in their inaugural match on February 22, 2020.
The eight top-ranked teams based on finishing positions from the last ICC T20 World Cup in the West Indies in 2018, automatically qualified for the tournament, as fixtures involving those teams were announced in January this year.
Australia and India will close horns in the inaugural World Cup match on February 21.
The final of the tournament will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), on March 8 it is also known as International Women's Day.
Later in the year, 16 teams will be participating in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 from October 18 - November 15. Australia will play their first match of the tournament against Pakistan on October 24. India will face South Africa in their first match of the tournament on the same date.