In a huge coup for the Gold Coast, Cricket Australia has announced that Metricon Stadium will host an international T20 match this summer.
The game between Australia and South Africa will be the only T20 of the limited overs series against the Proteas.
The decision by Cricket Australia reiterates their committment to developing professional cricket on the Gold Coast.
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— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) April 30, 2018
Previously, Cricket Australia Chairman James Sutherland said the governing body would consider expanding the number of franchises in the league.
The Gold Coast has been touted as a potential location for a new Big Bash franchise.
The upcoming 2018-19 season consists of more groundbreaking fixtures.
For the first time, Test Cricket will be held at the state-of-the-art Perth Stadium and Canberra’s Manuka Oval.
Key points ahead of 2018/19 summer of cricket:
– Pink Ball Test v SL over Aus Day w/e.
– Metricon Stadium on Gold Coast to host international cricket.
– Perth Stadium & Manuka Oval to host maiden Tests.
– CA still ‘working with’ BCCI re making Adelaide Test a day-night match.
— Tom Morris (@tommorris32) April 30, 2018