Feb 29, 2016 |

Perth Stadium cricket wicket testing begins

Local cricketers are this week testing a drop-in wicket prototype that will guide the design and construction of the drop-in wickets to be used at Perth Stadium when it opens in 2018. 

Simulating test match conditions, the five-day testing program by the Alcohol. Think Again Western Warriors will see 90 overs played each day and will allow a range of technical data, moisture and visual assessments to be captured, including player feedback.  The wicket will be rolled, mowed and covered each night to replicate match conditions.  All of this information will be integral in the ongoing development of the wicket prototype.

Once the stadium opens in 2018, there will be four drop-in wickets available for use. Construction of the stadium is thirty-five per cent complete and the venue is on schedule to be opened in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.