Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

    World-class cricket coming to Perth

    30/07/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • Perth to host three ICC Cricket World Cup matches in 2015
    • Perth secures fixtures for the fourth most popular global sporting event  

    The ICC Cricket World Cup is coming to Perth with Australia, India and the West Indies set to play at the WACA.

     

    Western Australia’s home of cricket will host three matches in the 2015 tournament, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

     

    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the State Government was delighted to have secured the pool matches for WA.

     

    Making the announcement at the WACA this morning, Mr Waldron confirmed the Perth games for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 would be: 

     

               India v Qualifier 4 on Saturday February 28

               Australia v Qualifier 2 on Wednesday March 4

               India v West Indies on Friday March 6

     

    “It’s a perfect opportunity to be part of an international event, cheer on our own world-class team and celebrate a great game which has massive participation numbers in this State,” he said.

     

    Across Australia and New Zealand, 14 cities will host 49 matches in 44 days with the world cup final being played at the MCG on March 28, 2015.

     

    “Hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup will have valuable flow-on business and tourism benefits,” the Minister said.

     

    “More than 12,000 visitors already come from India to Western Australia each year and the country is a key trade market for the State.”

     

            Fact File

    • Ticketing details will be released later this year. Register for information at http://www.cricketworldcup.com  
    • The tournament was last played in Australia and New Zealand in 1992 and has become one of the most viewed international sports events in the world
    • India and the West Indies previously played each other at the WACA on 6 December 1991, resulting in a tied match

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