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'World-class' Perth Stadium gets ICC green light

AFP  |  Perth 

The Council Thursday approved the new Stadium to host all international formats of all the game, formally lowering the curtain on the city's venerable Ground. The new 60,000-capacity stadium will host a sold-out one-day international against on January 28 in the first sporting event held at the state-of-the-art arena. match referee submitted a gushing report after inspecting the venue. "This is by far the most impressive and well laid-out stadium I have ever visited," he said. "The comprehensive amenities, along with the quality and functionality of the facility, surpasses the required standard to host any international match." The great added that it was "a wonderful, refreshing, world-class stadium, and I have no hesitation in recommending that the venue is approved for staging all three formats of international cricket". The WACA, a Test venue since 1970, was once touted as the world's fastest pitch, making it the stuff of nightmares for many visiting teams. Last month, the staged its 44th and final Test when beat by an innings and 41 runs to reclaim the Ashes urn.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 09:50 IST
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