Fox Sports Australia – Queensland officials are quietly confident of snaring the opening pink-ball clash against Pakistan next season after Cricket Australia (CA) were encouraged by the state government’s response to updating the ageing venue.

Summary

  • Queensland officials are quietly confident of snaring the opening pink-ball clash against Pakistan next season after Cricket Australia (CA) were encouraged by the state government’s response to updating the ageing venue.
  • While CA CEO Kevin Roberts admitted there was a “way to go” before boosting the Gabba’s status, he has been buoyed by the state government’s reaction to Brisbane losing the first Test of the summer this season against India.
  • “But in the long term interests of the game in Queensland we are working with the state government to see how the fan experience can be enhanced at the Gabba.”
  • Queensland Cricket have been further buoyed by talks with the state government this week for more improvements.
  • Roberts said talks with the state government had the Gabba on track to returning to their further glory.


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