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 ground breaking 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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