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Volume 6 No. 212

Facilities

England's one-day int'l against Australia in January "will become the first sporting event to take place at the Perth Stadium," according to the PA. England captain Eoin Morgan's team will "face the hosts at the new 60,000-capacity venue in Burswood" on Jan. 28. Cricket Australia confirmed the "switch across the Swan River for the fifth and final match of an ODI series which will follow the conclusion of this winter's Ashes Tests." CA CEO James Sutherland said, "For cricket to host the first major sporting event at Perth Stadium is a huge honor for our sport, and given it's an Australia-England fixture, we are confident that will be able to celebrate history being made with a sold-out stadium" (PA, 11/20).

South African Premier Soccer League side Cape Town City is "committed to building" its own facility -- which will include a training and match venue. The club needs the City of Cape Town to "get moving in assisting the club to make it possible." Cape Town City Chair John Moitis said that building his own home ground is "becoming a matter of urgency" (IOL, 11/20).

Cheltenham Racecourse has been "heavily criticised following the death of four horses in the space of three days," with one jockey calling for organizers to be “ashamed of themselves.” On Friday, two horses died in separate incidents. Saturday's racing saw five-year-old Glenmona "stumble and fall on the back straight of a flat race, which resulted in her death," and on Sunday a fourth horse died. The incidents brought the number of horses killed at Cheltenham this year to 11 (London INDEPENDENT, 11/20).