The new Perth Stadium will host the ODI between Australia and England on January 28, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a news release on Monday.
Cricket Australia had anticipated the 60,000-seat stadium in Burswood would be ready to host the third Ashes Test between the two nations from December 14-18 but construction delays ruled that out, with Perth’s traditional WACA ground staging it instead.
Talking about the same, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said, “For cricket to host the first major sporting event at Perth Stadium is a huge honor for our sport. Given it’s an Australia-England fixture, we are confident that will be able to celebrate history being made with a sold-out stadium.”
The ODI in Perth will be the fifth and final ODI of the series, which begins on January 14 following the conclusion of the Ashes the week before.
December’s match is likely to be the last Ashes Test played at the WACA, which the local cricket board plans to turn into a boutique ground with a capacity of 10,000-15,000.