It was announced that Perry will perform during both the pre-game and post-match show.
“We are seeing incredible momentum in the development of cricket as a sport for women and girls,” said Nick Hockley, ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee CEO. “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.”
With only 100 days left for the event to kick off with a match between Australia and India in Sydney on February 21 next year, the announcement will certainly attract a wider fan-base to the final in Melbourne.
Having recently released a single called ‘Harleys in Hawaii’, Perry said she is looking forward to head out to Australia to lead the big celebrations. The performance in Melbourne will be her only one during her visit to Australia.
“I'm all about celebrating equality and the achievements of women, which naturally happens on a global scale on International Women's Day,” she said. “It’s no coincidence that I said yes to performing live at the women's final on this day.”
“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.”