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The $50,000 ICC Women’s T-20 World Cup trophy has come to Ballarat's Eastern Oval as part of a 13-stop national tour.

Organisers say the trophy tour is also about re-telling inspiring stories of women in sport, ahead of the first match for the Cup on February 21.

The Aussie women will be keen to hang onto the cup they won last year and their first challenge will be in Sydney against India

The trophy heads to Bendigo Marketplace from 12pm Wednesday – the home town of Tayla Vlaeminck, who has again been named in the side. 

Here’s a snippet from the launch of the tour in Sydney…

https://www.icc-cricket.com/video/1565283

** Meanwhile, popstar Katy Perry will perform at the Grand Final on March 8, International Womens Day. 

Tickets to the event start a super-low $5 

https://www.cricket.com.au/tickets/event/icc-womens-t20-world-cup?matchid=44b60ceb-faa1-4834-9da7-aa0503ee5633&city=melbourne

Organisers are confident they can attract more than 95,000 fans to the MCG on the day - hopefully setting a world record for a crowd at a womens sports event.