More than 200 people came together to celebrate what will be a ground-breaking season in the history of WA cricket.

WACA CEO Christina Matthews opened the Launch by listing a number of exciting events set to take place over this summer of cricket.

“It’s a massive season for our new-look WA State Teams with the domestic season kicking off next weekend,” Ms Matthews said.

“The Women’s team play two extra games in an extended Women’s National Cricket League campaign and our WA Men’s team gear up for the re-named Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield, which returns to a combined format.

“We also have the WBBL standalone season to look forward to, which will see our women completely own the October/November space.

“In other exciting news, we will host our first-ever International day-night Test match this summer at Optus Stadium along with the first T20 International match in nearly a decade, which we know will be a unique experience for our Members and fans.”

Guests also heard from WA Head Coaches Adam Voges and Lisa Keightley on how their teams are shaping up ahead of a big summer.

Scorchers champion Simon Katich surprised guests, announcing his official role with the Men’s side as Strategy and List Management Advisor.

Scorchers allrounder Ashton Agar said; “Katich has so much passion for WA and for the Scorchers. He is a really good communicator and a great teacher, and there is so much we can learn from him this season.”

The breakfast also made way for a few other major announcements, including Platinum Partner Healthway extending their partnership with the WACA for a further two years.

“This two-year extension will take us to eight years with Healthway and in that time we have achieved some great work together in creating healthy environments for our clubs and I look forward to enhancing the way sport helps the community,” Ms Matthews said.

Perth Scorchers Men’s Principle Partner has also renewed for another two years, along with PEET as Major Partner of the Scorchers.

WA Cricket Breaking New Ground