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Canberra to host ODI for first time

India TV News Desk 08 Jun 2012, 21:20:02 IST
India TV News Desk
Melbourne, Jun 8: The Australian cricket team will play a one-day international in Canberra for the first time next year during its Tri-Series tournament against Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

Cricket Australia announced Friday that Canberra's Manuka Oval will host a day-night match involving Australia and will be considered as a venue for matches during the 2015 World Cup.

Chief executive James Sutherland said "this is an historic moment for cricket in the nation's capital and a great way to help celebrate the centenary of Canberra."

Sutherland said a planned upgrade of facilities at Manuka Oval would determine whether other international matches will be played at the ground.