Auckland cricket on move
Auckland Cricket are still searching for a new home ground for next season.
The organisation have agreed to vacate their base at the Eden Park Outer Oval for two seasons from April next year because of the upgrade of the main ground for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Auckland Cricket chief executive Andrew Eade says their preferred option is Colin Maiden Park at Auckland Uni- versity’s Tamaki Campus Glen Innes.
“We’re still working through the details with the university,” he says.
Auckland Cricket had looked at holding matches at Melville Park in Epsom, where the Auckland women’s team play most of their matches during summer.
But Mr Eade says they had to give up on the idea after resource consent issues meant it was too difficult to go ahead.
Auckland Cricket will return
in to the Eden Park Outer Oval at the end of 2011, when will it pursue its plan of converting the ground into a test match venue.
Mr Eade says if the Eden Park Trust Board agree to the redevelopment, several alterations need to be made.
An International Cricket Council report commissioned earlier this year said a fence around the boundary, improved media facilities and an increase in crowd capacity were needed at the ground.