Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will be offering free wi-fi service to cricket fans present in stadium during ICC T20 world cup next year for men’s and women’s tournaments. SCG introduced wifi technology on new year occasion when test match to take place between India and Australia from 3rd January 2019.
The initiative was taken by New South Wales government in preparation of 2020 world cup. The project builds on the success of the award-winning Noble Bradman Messenger Stand, which was the first spectator facility in the southern hemisphere to offer fans free wi-fi and a vast IPTV network.
“The wi-fi upgrade is just one step in getting Sydney ready to host the ICC T20 World Cup, which will bring the best men’s and women’s cricketers on the planet to our great city in 2020. We’re delighted that the NSW Government has supported the interests of so many sporting fans as we continue to work towards an exciting future for Sydney’s major event venues,” SCG Chief Executive Kerrie Mather said.
New South Wales minister of sports Stuart Ayres described the importance of upgrading technology to the stadium as well as in sports.
“Technology is now such an important part of the sports experience. Our T20 World Cup had technology upgrades as a key component and that is a great win for sports fans,” NSW sports minister Stuart Ayres quoted.
Australia to host women’s t20 world cup in February-March meanwhile men’s event to take place in October-November.