Devastating to lose Perth as Test venue: WACA

Cricket Australia says the WACA ground has the smallest capacity of the five mainland Test venues and has historically attracted lower attendances.

updated: September 12, 2013 17:41 IST
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The Western Australian Cricket Association says it is "devastated" after being told it won't host a Test during the four-match series between Australia and India 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 play at least five Tests - one in each mainland state capital - during their summer, but their 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. "The fans in WA (Western Australia) have consistently supported Test cricket at the WACA and we are devastated that thousands of loyal cricket fans will not be able to see the Test match live against India," Christina Matthews said in a statement.

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