WACA chief executive Christina Matthews with chairman Sam Gannon and Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland. Photo: Attila Csaszar

WACA to spend $200m downsizing

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has announced a $200 million redevelopment that will transition its ground to a 'boutique' venue designed to complement the new Perth Stadium, which will host all Big Bash League and major international matches.


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To think the AFL and WA footy commission will not be allowed to dominate the direction of any decisions involving granting cricket use of what everyone considers a AFL stadium.. Is laughable. Today's decision has only served to downgrade cricket to the second tier sport in a town that "thinks " it is AFL obsessed . If you took away the press's obsession with AFL, I would dare to say that AFL would not dominate households anywhere near as much as it dominates the WA press. Cricket will now be a second tier sport in a first class stadium , and hold its second and third tier competitions in a second tier ground. All up its easy to see why our greatest fast bowler walked out of the WACA before the announcement !!! Plus now instead of the big bash sellouts and the atmosphere that creates, we will have our big bash in a half empty stadium.

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