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

    Cricket World Cup countdown begins

    14/02/2014 12:00 AM
    • One year until ICC Cricket World Cup begins in Australia
    • United Arab Emirates play India in Perth’s first game
    • Final Perth match will be a showdown of India v West Indies

    The countdown to the first matches of the International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup in Perth has begun with the unveiling of the tournament’s countdown clock and the start of ticket sales in Forrest Place today. 


    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said the first ball would be bowled in Australia for the ICC Cricket World Cup one year from today and Perth would host its first matches shortly after.


    “Not only will these games give people the opportunity to enjoy the pinnacle of international cricket action, they will promote Perth as a tourism destination and provide an opportunity to strengthen economic and trade ties with India and the United Arab Emirates,” Mr Waldron said.


    “Last time around, in 1992, we saw one of the greatest run scorers in World Cup cricket at the WACA Ground when Sachin Tendulkar played his first World Cup match just five years after being a volunteer at the 1987 World Cup, jointly hosted by India and Pakistan.”


    Tourism Minister Liza Harvey said the State Government, through Tourism WA, was proud to support the ICC Cricket World Cup in Perth.


    “With a television audience estimated at more than one billion people, the Cricket World Cup will provide valuable exposure of Perth and Western Australia around the world and add vibrancy to the State,” Mrs Harvey said.

    • Perth is hosting three matches at the WACA Ground:
    • India v United Arab Emirates on Saturday, February 28, 2015
    • Australia v Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    • India v West Indies on Friday, March 6, 2015.


    All children’s tickets to the Perth matches are $5 and general admission tickets for adults start at $20.


    The State Government is supporting the Cricket World Cup with a $2million commitment, including funds to assist the WACA Ground in meeting the ICC's venue requirements to host the World Cup, including making media centre improvements.


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