Pakistan Bay Introduced by Cricket Australia for Perth Test

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Pakistan Bay Introduced by Cricket Australia for Perth Test
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Cricket Australia has introduced the ‘Pakistan Bay’ ahead of the first Test in Perth, aiming to boost fans’ experience at the upcoming match.

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The Benaud Qadir Trophy’s first Test kicks off at Perth Stadium on December 14. Cricket Australia mentioned a surge in ticket sales for the West Test, with over 18,000 tickets already sold for the anticipated clash between the teams.

Perth Stadium is carving out two zones near the Pakistan dressing room, dedicated solely as the ‘Pakistan Bay’. It’s a spot where Pakistan fans can come together, show support, and create a vibrant atmosphere for their team.

To be more inclusive, the Pakistan Bay will be an alcohol-free zone, fostering a family-friendly environment. Fans can also enjoy Tea, Halal, and Desi food options, making it a more communal space.

Pakistani cricketers Hasan Ali and Saim Ayub encourage fans to join a walk organized by Cricket Australia on the match’s first day. The walk starts from Sailani Avenue and leads fans to the Perth Stadium.

Special tickets for the Pakistan Bay are available at a unique price lower than the standard AUD 30 West Test ticket. Kids under four can enter for free, while tickets for children aged four to fifteen start at AUD 10.

The Perth Test, dubbed ‘The West Test’, introduces an exciting new in-stadium experience inspired by the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) ‘The West Test Hill’.

The Hill comprises three tiers and accommodates up to 500 patrons. It includes a family area with games for children and shaded seating for fans to relax and savor the first Test of the summer.

PM’s XI squad

  1. Nathan McSweeney (c)
  2. Cameron Bancroft
  3. Cameron Green
  4. Marcus Harris
  5. Nathan McAndrew
  6. Todd Murphy
  7. Michael Neser
  8. Jimmy Peirson
  9. Matthew Renshaw
  10. Mark Steketee
  11. Beau Webster

This fixture will also involve support from ATC Premier players, offering them a chance to train and learn alongside top domestic talents.

Pakistan squad for the Australia Tests

  1. Shan Masood (captain)
  2. Aamir Jamal
  3. Abdullah Shafique
  4. Abrar Ahmed
  5. Babar Azam
  6. Faheem Ashraf
  7. Hasan Ali
  8. Imam-ul-Haq
  9. Khurram Shahzad
  10. Mir Hamza
  11. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  12. Mohammad Wasim Jnr
  13. Noman Ali
  14. Saim Ayub
  15. Salman Ali Agha
  16. Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk)
  17. Saud Shakeel
  18. Shaheen Shah Afridi

The tour schedule outlines a four-day match between PM’s XI and Pakistan from December 6-9 at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Subsequently, the Test series between Australia and Pakistan is set to unfold at Perth Stadium (December 14-18), Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from December 26-30, and the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from January 3-7.

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