International Cricket Council approves Perth Stadium to host international games

Perth's new stadium

Perth's new stadium

Cricket will be the opening sporting event at the Stadium, with the ODI providing an incredible opportunity for cricket fans in Western Australia, and the broader national and global cricket community, to experience the game at its very best in Perth's new state-of-the-art stadium.

Perth Stadium has officially been approved for all three formats of worldwide cricket, and the reviews of the new venue are absolutely glowing.

ICC match referee Richie Richardson said the stadium was "world class" after an inspection.

To host cricket at the stadium, the WA Cricket Association will use drop-in pitches curated at Gloucester Park - a method in line with other major sporting arenas including the MCG.

"This is by far the most impressive and well laid out stadium I have ever visited".

The new 60,000-capacity stadium will host a sold-out one-day worldwide against England on January 28 in the first sporting event held at the state-of-the-art arena.

"The comprehensive amenities, along with the quality and functionality of the facility, surpasses the required standard to host any global cricket match".

While a "family open day" is expected to see more than 100,000 people stroll through the gates as a curtain-raiser, cricket could also feature next month at a domestic level if the Perth Scorchers make the finals of the Big Bash League.

Parts of the stadium's precinct are unfinished, including the Camfield mega pub that will sit next to the venue and the trouble-plagued pedestrian footbridge to East Perth.

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