The Courier-Mail

Lillee quits WACA


TEST legend Dennis Lillee has resigned as president of the WACA as the organisati­on prepares to unveil a plan to guarantee the future of WA’s iconic cricket venue.

Lillee’s resignatio­n came only two days before the release of a report on how much cricket should be moved from the WACA Ground to Perth’s new $1.2 billion stadium at Burswood by 2018.

“I cannot stand by and watch what is happening at the WACA,” Lillee said.

The WACA’s future has been up in the air since a $500m project to build highrise apartments and a business precinct around the ground collapsed in 2013.

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