Auckland Cricket: No plans to leave Eden Park

BEN STANLEY
Last updated 06:00 30/09/2012

Relevant offers

Cricket

Black Caps' worst test innings batting start still some way off world record Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson defends decision to bowl first after heavy defeat to South Africa England plunder world record total in third ODI against Pakistan Dale Steyn spearheads South Africa to series win over Black Caps Recap: Black Caps v South Africa - second test, day four Black Caps v South Africa scorecard - second test, day four Black Caps fight back but South Africa still in command of series decider Pink ball to grace NZ first-class cricket in March as trial for day-night test New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel takes five wickets to send Warwickshire into England county one-day final Proteas bowler Dale Steyn accuses Black Caps star Neil Wagner of lacking courage in Pretoria test

Auckland Cricket has poured cold water on suggestions that Western Springs could become the home of test cricket in Auckland in the near future.

The suggestion that tests could move from Eden Park to Western Springs came from a Regional Facilities Auckland report to the Auckland council last week, which also mooted a potential move for the Warriors from Mt Smart Stadium.

But Auckland Cricket chief executive Mark Cameron said the organisation isn't planning to move from Eden Park any time soon.

"Auckland Cricket is not seeking to relocate from Eden Park. But in all of that, we're not so naive that we wouldn't consider options.

"We're happy here. We've got a long history here."

Eden Park will host its first test match in seven years when the Black Caps play England in March.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said: "Eden Park is a very, very important venue for us. Going forward it's really important that for NZC to play cricket in its largest populated area."

Ad Feedback

- Sunday Star Times

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content