Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    500 days until Cricket World Cup

    16/10/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • Cricket’s most prestigious tournament returns after 23 years
    • Perth hosts three matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

    Perth will be showcased to more than one billion cricket fans when World Cup cricket returns to the WACA in 500 days.

     

    The ICC Cricket World Cup will be back in WA for the first time in 23 years with three matches in February and March 2015.

     

    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron and Tourism Minister Liza Harvey today marked the official countdown to the first match.

     

    Mr Waldron said the Cricket World Cup was one of the world’s largest sporting events.

     

    “This is a once in a generation opportunity to see the best players and the best teams going head-to-head in our backyard, in what will be a truly global event,” he said.

     

    “West Australian cricket lovers will get the chance to see Australia, India and the West Indies in action. Fans have the opportunity now to register for pre-sale ticket access.

     

    “The last time this tournament was hosted by Australia we saw one of the game’s greatest in Sachin Tendulkar make his World Cup debut for India at the WACA Ground.”

     

    Mrs Harvey said the State Government’s efforts to secure the World Cup matches would deliver tourism benefits for the State.

     

    “It’s not just about being able to witness fantastic sporting action here in Perth. The World Cup will provide worldwide exposure for WA with an estimated television audience of more than one billion people,” she said.

     

    “The competition will promote the wonders of Western Australia to cricket fans from all over the world.” 

     

    The Perth fixtures for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be: 

    • India v Qualifier 4 on Saturday, February 28, 2015
    • Australia v Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    • India v West Indies on Friday, March 6, 2015

            Fact File

    • Fans can now register online at http://www.cricketworldcup.com  for pre-sale ticket access. Pricing will be announced in November
    • The ICC Cricket World Cup in Perth is an example of the WA Government’s commitment to securing major sporting events for the State

    Minister’s office - 6552 6100