International cricket at Manuka Oval locked in for four years

Bringing major international cricket to Canberra is a huge boost to both our economy and our community.

The ACT Government has entered into an agreement with Cricket Australia to host one day international cricket at Manuka Oval, ensuring world class cricket is held in Canberra for the next four years. 

  

The first international one-day game to be held under the agreement will feature the World Champions Australia against fierce rivals India on 20 January 2016. 

 

Over $16 million has been invested at Manuka Oval in recent years which have ensured it is the best boutique sporting venue in the country. I am proud that because of these investments, I was able to secure the first ever One Day International Cricket game, Cricket World Cup games and the Big Bash Final for Canberra.

 

Bringing major international cricket to Canberra is a huge boost to both our economy and our community. Over 23,000 fans attended the three Cricket World Cup games this summer at Manuka. The Big Bash League final attracted a near sell out and attracted over 2 million TV viewers – providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase Canberra as a tourist destination.