The ICC T20 World Cup is the premier international Twenty20 cricket tournament. The event is organised by the game’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). The tournament is scheduled to be held in Australia in October and November 2022. It will be the eighth edition of the ICC T20 World Cup and the first to be held in Australia.
The T20 World Cup was first held in 2007 in South Africa. The event has since been held every two years, with subsequent tournaments taking place in England (2009), the West Indies (2010), Sri Lanka (2012), Bangladesh (2014), India (2016), and the United Arab Emirates and Oman (2021). West Indies have won the tournament twice, in 2012 and 2016, while Australia are the defending champion, having won the 2021 edition.
The 2022 T20 World Cup will feature 16 teams, an increase from the previous 12-team format. The tournament will be played across 7 venues in Australia, with the final to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The ICC T20 World Cup is one of the world’s most popular sporting events and attracts a large global audience. In 2016, the tournament was watched by a total of 1.6 billion people, with over 300 million people tuning in for the final between India and England. The event is also a major financial windfall for the host nation, with the 2016 edition generating over US$1 billion in economic activity for India.