Katy Perry To Perform at World T20 Final On Women's Day

November 12, 2019
INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Katy Perry performs onstage with Zedd at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Katy Perry will perform before and after the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final on International Women's Day as organizers 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 organizers 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."