Perth: The Western Australia Cricket Association ground in Perth faces an uncertain future and could never again host a Test match with both Cricket Australia (CA) and International Cricket Council (ICC) believing that the venue is not up to international standards. Australia beat England by 150 runs at the venue on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-Test series and reclaim the Ashes.
The WACA received its first setback when it was excluded from next summer's four-match Test series against India. Despite pressure from Channel Nine, Australia's official cricket broadcaster, and the Indian board, the CA decided against holding matches here due to poor facilities, reports Sydney Morning Herald.
CA, which is led by former WACA vice-president Wally Edwards, was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald that the ground had the smallest capacity of all the venues in contention to host matches and was in need of "significant improvements".