Claremont-Nedlands want to keep final at the WACA Ground
Claremont-Nedlands will lobby WA cricket powerbrokers in a bid to keep the Premier Cricket one-day final at the WACA Ground next month.
Claremont are due to take on Bayswater-Morley in the one-day decider on Sunday, February 12.
They were informed last week that the game would be shifted to Lilac Hill because the WACA is off limits for two weeks while preparations are underway for the opera Carmen at the end of the month.
“Out of action for two weeks?” a furious Claremont official said.
“Why can’t they wait one day so that the most important one-day match of the season can be played at the State’s premier club ground?”
The finals of the women’s Statewide Twenty20 competition, which will be played at the WACA on Saturday, February 11, will not be affected by the ground closure.
Carmen will be held on an outdoor stage on February 24 and 25.
The clash between a cricket match and money-making external content has occurred several times in WACA history.