The Ashes 2017-18: Swimming Pool To Be Installed At The Gabba For The Entire Summer
The Ashes fever has already begun, and the fans are all excited to cheer their teams in the oldest rivalry in cricket. Fans in England and Australia take their cricket very seriously. Along with taking the game seriously they also make sure that they have fun while watching the game. Cricket Australia, on the other hand, is also making sure that fans get what want.
Cricket Australia confirmed that the Pool deck would return to the Gabba after last year’s initiative in the Day/Night Test match against Pakistan. The Pool will be re-installed again this year to give fans a chance cool off during the game to begin from November 23rd.
The size of the pool will be six by the eight-tiered pool and two more large tiered pools with seating, tables and shade. It can hold 140 people at a time, and almost 1,400 people took use of the pool during last year’s D/N Test match. The pool will remain installed till the One Day International against England on January 19th and will accessible in all of Brisbane Heat’s home matches in the KFC Big Bash League.
Cricket Australia’s General Manager of events and leagues, Anthony Everard was excited to have the installation in place. He said:
“The introduction of the Pool Deck last year was hugely popular and we are very happy to be giving our fans what they want and bringing back the pool for this summer, the imagery last year of fans cooling off in the pool while watching enthralling cricket matches was wonderful to see, and I am sure that there are plenty of English fans in particular who are eager for their chance to get on the deck this summer and have a reprieve from the Australian summer heat.”
The Gabba has been a happy hunting ground for the Aussies as they have not lost a Test at the venue since 1988 and will be looking forward to keeping this record intact.
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