Western Australia Minister for Tourism Elizabeth Constable
It’s All Happening As Cricket City Perth Is Launched
Victor P Taffa
Tourism Minister Liz Constable today officially launched Cricket City Perth which includes an International Twenty20, the Pivotal Third Ashes Test Match, and a One Day International, as part of the 2010-11 Cricket Season.
Dr. Constable said Cricket City Perth now in its second year was part of a long-term strategic plan from the State Government to foster international events that are anchored and exclusive to the State.
“Cricket City Perth is an initiative of the Western Australia Government through Eventscorp, Cricket Australia and the Western Australian Cricket Association which aims to cement permanently the Perth Test Match on Australia’s sporting calendar.” the Minister said.
“This year, we have been able to secure the crucial third test of the Ashes series and want this fixture to be recognised nationally and internationally in future like the Boxing Day Test Match in Melbourne and the new year Test Match in Sydney.”
The Minister said that Cricket City Perth would officially commence with the Twenty20 International match between Australia and Sri Lanka this Sunday at the WACA Ground.
“Next month, the Western Warriors and England will clash in a tour match giving Perth spectators a chance to see the England players in action before the Test series starts.” Dr. Constable said.
“In December, the eyes of the cricketing world will be on Perth when the city hosts the all-important third test of the 2010 Ashes Series – the most watched series on the international cricket calendar.”
“Cricket City Perth’s final match of the series is the One Day International between Australia and England in February which will provide a fitting end to Perth’s summer of international cricket.” Dr. Constable said.
As part of Cricket City Perth, events will also be held including the establishment of a cricket village near Trinity College and sites across the city where people can keep up with the cricket action.