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Perth Ashes tickets to go belatedly on sale

Jun 16, 2017: Tickets for the Perth Ashes Test will belatedly go on sale at the end of July after unsuccessful efforts to have the match staged at the city's new multi-purpose stadium rather than the unpopular WACA Ground

Daniel Brettig

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Perth Stadium scratched from Ashes

May 10, 2017: The Western Australia government confirmed the stadium would not be completed in time for the third Ashes Test between Australia and England in mid-December

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

WACA curator's uphill battle for pace, bounce

Nov 2, 2016: A colder spring and an earlier start to the Perth Test season has provided challenges to Matt Page and his crew

Daniel Brettig in Perth

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WACA set to open Australian Test summer

Apr 6, 2016: Perth is in the frame to hold the opening Test of summer for the first time in more than 20 years as Cricket Australia moves towards dual day/night Tests for 2016-17

Daniel Brettig

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth

Sadness and hope as WACA's demise imminent

Nov 12, 2015: As Australia's cricketers lament the imminent demise of the WACA Ground as a major international venue, a paltry crowd for the second Test against New Zealand is expected to underline why this is so

Daniel Brettig at the WACA

Best Test innings at the WACA

Fredericks' assault, Tendulkar's tour de force

Nov 12, 2015: As the WACA ground starts to lose its pride of place on the international circuit, we look back at the finest innings at the iconic venue

Deivarayan Muthu

How not to run a cricket ground

Sep 10, 2015: In contrast to its thrilling on-field narrative, the administrative story of the WACA is one of mismanagement and confused vision

Daniel Brettig

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WACA to lose major international games

Sep 3, 2015: The WACA Ground will no longer host international matches featuring England, India or South Africa from 2018-19, with all major internationals set to move to the new Perth Stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

Inside the WACA scoreboard

Mar 2, 2015: It might be cramped, it might get hot in it, but it's part of the legend of the storied old ground

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

Action station

Nov 1, 2014: Shock and awe are the two feelings most commonly stirred up by the old warhorse called the WACA

Tristan Lavalette

Built for speed

Oct 21, 2014: The future of the WACA ground may be in doubt, but it is set for a final hurrah

Benjamin Golby

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Special committee to review WACA future

Jul 15, 2014: The future of the WACA in Perth will be reviewed by a special committee under the leadership of businessman Michael Smith

ESPNcricinfo staff

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WACA faces uncertain future

Dec 17, 2013: The WACA faces an uncertain future as an international venue after a major redevelopment plan was abandoned on Monday

Brydon Coverdale

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WACA stripped of Test in 2014-15

Sep 11, 2013: Perth is the major casualty of Australia's truncated 2014-15 Test summer, stripped of its annual match for the first time since 1976-77

Daniel Brettig

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth

It all happens at the WACA

Jan 11, 2012: Perth has seen a bat standing unaided in a crack on the pitch, aluminium bats, fans booing Ian Healy and has retained its idiosyncrasies over the years, making it the most talked-about Australian ground

Sidharth Monga in Perth

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth

Bouncy pitch awaits India at WACA

Jan 9, 2012: The WACA curator feels the pitch is getting back to its fast and bouncy ways and expects this track to behave similarly to the one in the Ashes last season

Sidharth Monga at the WACA

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth

England's chance to end Perth jinx

Dec 15, 2010: England's win-loss ratio in Perth is the worse among all grounds, but they have an opportunity to make amends this time

S Rajesh

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth

WACA groundsman hopes to revive past aura

Dec 14, 2010: Few venues in world cricket are as evocative as the WACA. From the days of Dennis Lillee thudding the ball into Rod Marsh's upturned gloves, to the sight of Curtly Ambrose claiming seven wickets for one run in a legendary spell in 1992-93, it is a ground

Andrew Miller at the WACA

West side story

Jan 15, 2008: At the WACA, they say, batsmen can leave alone balls pitched at a good length. Some tellable pitchside tales from Wild West Perth

Dileep Premachandran

India tour of Australia 2007-08

Pacy Perth has tongues wagging

Jan 14, 2008: So quick are the prospects in Perth that Australia are likely to go in without a specialist spinner for the first time in 16 years

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan in Perth
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