Western Australia Minister for Tourism Elizabeth Constable
Events Calendar Off To A Flying Start As Perth Secures Twenty20 International
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Tourism Liz Constable today announced the State Government and the Western Australian Cricket Association had secured a Twenty20 International to be played at the WACA ground next season.
The match between Australia and Sri Lanka would form a key part of the 2010 Eventscorp Calendar.
“The match will be one of only three international Twenty20 matches played in Australia next summer and is a big win for Perth.” Dr. Constable said.
“It’s a highlight of the 2010 Eventscorp calendar, which has already got off to a flying start this year.”
“The calendar, supported by the Government, provides a diverse range of sporting and cultural events across the State.”
The Minister said the combined events featured on the 2010 calendar were expected to attract more than One Million spectators and thousands of visitors.
“Along with visitors and spectators, the events will generate more than 1,000 hours of television broadcast promoting WA and this will be seen by millions of prospective visitors in more than 100 countries.” Dr. Constable said.
Other highlights on the 2010 Calendar includes:
- Drug Aware Margaret River Pro-WA’s biggest-ever surfing event – with world No. 1 Mick Fanning and women’s world No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore confirmed to compete in March
- Return of the Red Bull Air Race in April, featuring Australian pilot Matt Hall who will fly a WA-branded aeroplane
- Bundaberg Rugby test match between Australia and arch-rival England at Subiaco Oval in June.