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Australia to host 11th edition of the Indoor Cricket World Cup

The tournament will be held at the state-of-the-art indoor cricket venues in Melbourne — Casey Stadium and CitiPower Centre, the World Indoor Cricket Federation announced.

Australia to host 11th edition of the Indoor Cricket World Cup

Australia is set to host the 11th edition of the Indoor Cricket World Cup from 10-17 October.

The tournament will be held at the state-of-the-art indoor cricket venues in Melbourne — Casey Stadium and CitiPower Centre, the World Indoor Cricket Federation announced.

Representational image. Getty Images

Representational image. Getty Images

Last held in Dubai in 2017, Australia are the reigning men's and women's champions and the hosts will be seeking to continue the run of never losing a World Cup in either division in the 25-year history of the tournament.

Cricketers from up to 10 countries will compete in the tournament in four divisions: under-21 men and women and open men and women.

Executive General Manager of Community Cricket at Cricket Australia, Belinda Clark said: "We look forward to welcoming the world's best players to the 2020 Indoor Cricket World Cup as the host nation and defending champions in the men's and women's division.

"This event is a great opportunity for our elite indoor teams to take centre stage and show the excitement and skill of this format of the game," she said.

Australian squads for the 2020 Indoor Cricket World Cup will be announced following the Indoor Cricket National Championships at Casey Stadium from 27 June to 11 July.

Updated Date: January 22, 2020 15:02:14 IST

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