Optus Stadium keen to poach Boxing Day Test

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The head of Perth’s new Optus Stadium is reportedly keen to poach either the MCG’s Boxing Day Test or the SCG’s New Year’s Day Test.

McKenna said if iconic sporting events like the Boxing Day or New Year’s Day Tests were to become available, the WA government would be keen to assist.

“It’s a decision for them (CA) but we as a venue, we are here to host the biggest and best events and if the opportunity came to host the Boxing Day Test here, or even the New Year’s Test, we would be all over it,” he added.

“We are definitely keen to attract as many iconic events.

”If we could get an iconic cricket date – Australia Day has worked really well for SACA (the South Australian Cricket Association) over the years. Things have now become a bit more fluid, so it’s those sorts of dates.”