The countdown for the next ICC T20 World Cup has officially begun after Australia took home their fourth title on the weekend.
Australia is set to play host in 2020 to both the women's and men's tournament.
It is the first time both tournaments will be held as standalone events in the same country and in the same year.
In under 15 months, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup (21st February – 8th March 2020) will get underway, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup set to be played from 18th October – 15th November 2020.
“Only twice previously has Australia hosted international cricket’s showpiece events, with the Men’s 50-over Cricket World Cup held in Australia in 1992 and 2015," CEO of the ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 Local Organising Committee Nick Hockley said.
"So, 2020 represents a rare and special opportunity to welcome the cricketing world for not just one, but two World Cups.
“We look forward to working with host cities, venues, the community and all our partners over the coming months, so that both the women’s and men’s T20 World Cups in 2020 make up a spectacular celebration that everyone can be part of,” he said.
The women’s and men’s finals will both with both take place at Australia’s biggest stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and presents an opportunity to set a new world record for the highest ever attendance at a women’s sporting event.