New South Wales will play a minimum of two domestic limited-overs matches at Sydney's Telstra Stadium over the next four years in a deal announced by Cricket NSW today. The Blues will stage a Twenty20 game against Tasmania at the former Olympic track venue on January 10 and a domestic one-day fixture against the Tigers on January 24.
David Gilbert, the Cricket NSW chief executive, said the agreement continued the state's investment in greater western Sydney. "The growth of western Sydney continues apace and is a vital catchment area for cricket participants and supporters," he said. "We hope playing matches at Telstra Stadium will provide a great opportunity for Sydney's west, in particular, to support the Blues."
The ground has hosted occasional domestic matches over the past three years and continues Cricket NSW's push to take games away from the SCG. Telstra Stadium was one of the tenders for international matches in Sydney last season, but the bid of the SCG Trust was accepted.