Perth misses out for India series in 2014-15
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The Western Australian Cricket Association says it is “devastated” after being told it won’t host a test during the four-match India series in 2014-15.
Cricket Australia released its test calendar with the India tests scheduled for Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney and dates to be determined. Usually Australia plays at least five tests — one in each mainland state capital — during its summer, but its co-hosting of the 2015 World Cup with New Zealand has forced a reduced test schedule.
WACA chief executive Christina Matthews says “the ongoing effect will be devastating.”
CA said the situation was “unique” because it was a World Cup year. It also said the WACA, traditionally the fastest pitch in the country, has the smallest capacity (24,500) of Australia’s five major cricket grounds.