Katy Perry to perform before and after Women's T20 World Cup final on Women's Day
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Katy Perry will perform before and after the Women's Twenty20 World Cup cricket final on International Women's Day as organisers bid to set a world record for attendance.
Perry will perform March 8 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in what is tipped to be the biggest women's cricket match ever.
The tournament starts Feb 21 in Sydney with defending champion Australia against India and will conclude under lights at the historic MCG
The International Cricket Council says local organisers are aiming to break the world record of 90,185 for a crowd at a women's sports event, set during the 1999 FIFA World Cup final at Pasadena, Calif.
"The final ... presents a groundbreaking opportunity to set a world record for attendance at a women's sporting fixture on the day when equality and women's achievements are celebrated globally," the ICC said in a statement Wednesday.
Perry, who is India this week, said in a statement: "I'm all about celebrating equality and the achievements of women, which naturally happens on a global scale on International Women's Day. It's no coincidence that I said yes to performing live at the women's final on this day."
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