Lillee quits as Tests moved away from WACA

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SYDNEY: Dennis Lillee resigned as president of the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) as a new plan presented Thursday showed evidence against India, England and South Africa will move to the new stadium in Perth.

Cricket legend abruptly resigned before the publication of the Vision 2030 report of the WACA, saying the West Australian newspaper. “I can not wait and see what is happening in the WACA I do not want to be part of it any longer “. Under the new plan, international games in limited-overs and test matches in South Africa, India and England will move from the existing to the new WACA ground Aus $ 1.2 billion (US $ 840 million) Perth Stadium, which was completed in 2018 and have a capacity of 60,000. Big Bash League will also move from the ground WACA aging but still will host Test matches and Sheffield Shield and an international day not involving South Africa, England and India. WACA President Sam Gannon said the report, which was adopted after a review of 14 months, which will also see the WACA ground redeveloped into a “boutique modern stadium” with a capacity of up to 15,000 at a cost of up to AUS $ 200 million.

“Customers in Western Australia Cricket recognize that the WACA ground facilities need improvement and WACA board has committed to a clear framework for investment in improvements and ensure the continued viability of the WACA ground and cricket in Western Australia.”

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said peak body of the game strongly supports the Vision 2030 plan.

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