New Perth Stadium to host Australia-England ODI in January

ANI | Updated: Nov 20, 2017 14:35 IST

Perth [Australia], November 20 (ANI): The new Perth Stadium is all set to host the Australia's fifth ODI of the five-match series against England on January 28.

It will be the first major sporting event at the venue after construction could not be finished on time to host the third Ashes Test, which will now be held at the traditional Perth venue of the WACA from December 14 to 18.

Confirming the news, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said it is a huge honour for the sport to host major sporting event at the AUD 1.2 billion Perth Stadium.

"For Cricket to host the first major sporting event at Perth Stadium is a huge honour for our sport, and given it's an Australia-England fixture, we are confident that will be able to celebrate history being made with a sold-out stadium," ESPNcricinfo quoted Sutherland, as saying.

"Thanks must go to the WA Government, VenuesLive and the WACA for working hard to enable this to happen. The stadium is simply state-of-the-art, and a magnificent asset for the state and WA sports fans. We very much look forward to bringing the excitement of an Australia-England ODI to Perth Stadium on 28 January," he added.

Meanwhile, the Perth Scorchers will also play their finals at this new 60,000-seat venue in Burswood if they make it to the knockouts or the final, after hosting all their regular season games at the WACA. (ANI)

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