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Sport Erin Molan set to host Nine's coverage of the Women's T20 World Cup

23:50  18 february  2020
23:50  18 february  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The 2020 ICC Women ' s T 20 World Cup is scheduled to be the seventh ICC Women ' s T 20 World Cup tournament. It is scheduled to be held in Australia between 21 February and 8 March 2020.

The ICC Women ' s T 20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for women ' s Twenty20 International cricket. The event is organised by the sport' s governing body

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Having drawn criticism for their decision to run with former tennis player Todd Woodbridge as the host of their Ashes coverageNine has opted to give the job to Erin Molan for the upcoming Women's T20 World Cup.

Woodbridge defended the decision at the time, reminding critics of his experience as a television host, though Nine has still decided to make the change.

While not usually seen in a cricket context, Molan will likely be familiar to most viewers, having worked on the network's rugby league coverage for several years, as well as the recent summer of tennis.

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Erin Molan (born 24 August 1984) is an Australian television sports presenter with the Nine Network. She is part of Nine ' s Wide World of Sports for their NRL coverage and from 2019 their tennis coverage , where she will host the secondary broadcast for channel 9Gem of the Australian Open.

The 2016 ICC Women ' s World Twenty 20 was the fifth edition of the ICC Women ' s World Twenty 20, the world championship of women ' s Twenty 20 International cricket. India hosted the event for the first time, with matches played from 15 March to 3 April 2016.

a close up of Erin Molan © Getty Images Molan will be joined by James Bracey, with the pair due to share the hosting duties throughout the 16-day tournament which begins on Friday.

Just as was the case in the men's ODI World Cup last year, the ICC have a pool of commentators that will cover the matches, while networks will look after their own pre and post-game coverage.

Molan and Bracey will be assisted by former Aussie Test skipper Mark Taylor and ex-Southern Stars international Julia Price, with the pair set to provide the expert comments during the breaks.

Mel Jones and Isa Guha are two voices Australian fans will be familiar with, having worked over the Test summer and the Big Bash on Fox Cricket and Seven, have been included in the ICC's commentary cohort for the tournament.

All of Australia's group matches plus the semis and final will be broadcast live on Nine, while Fox Cricket will have every match of the tournament.

Australia kick off their campaign against India on Friday at Sydney Showground Stadium.

The hosts will go into the tournament as hot favourites, looking to defend the title they won in the West Indies in 2018 and claim their fifth T20 World Cup.

Event organisers have set a goal of more than 90,185 attendees for the final at the MCG on March 8th - that would represent a new world record for a women's sporting event.

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