Perth is set to host the first Test of the three-match series between Australia and Pakistan later this year in December.
According to Australian media reports, the Test summer will begin in Perth and then proceed to two more regular Test holidays in Melbourne and Sydney.
Pakistan have never played a red-ball Test match at Optus Stadium, and their previous visits have been limited to T20 matches, including their loss stunned Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup last year.
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Last month, West Australian Cricket chief Christina Matthews appealed to Cricket Australia (CA) to give Perth a chance to host a major Sun match. against Pakistan over the West Indies for the second year in a row.
“We have certainly expressed our interest in Pakistan,” Matthews told The West Australian.
“We haven’t had Pakistan here for a long time, so to be able to host them at the Optus Stadium, where they have played T20 matches but never for a Test match, brings something different to the atmosphere, and they’ve been doing really well in Test cricket in recent times and have had some exciting matches,” added Mathews.
Cricket Australia wants to provide a more exciting game in Perth this coming season, as the city has missed two years of Test cricket due to the Covid-10 restrictions.
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