Blacktown International Sportspark welcomes back Blues and Breakers
Published on 31 July 2020
Big name cricketers from the NSW Blues and NSW Breakers have descended on the world-class facilities at Blacktown International Sportspark for pre-season training, amidst the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Key NSW Blues players include Australian stars Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Stark, David Warner and Adam Zampa, just to name a few.
NSW Breakers, carrying their own stellar international contingent, including captain Alyssa Healy, Australian vice-captain Rachael Haynes and Ashleigh Gardner have also been settling into solid training at the Sportspark.
Both teams began pre-season training at the Sportspark in July, and will continue training there throughout the season.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “Blacktown International Sportspark has been the chosen venue for many high-profile sporting teams recently that are looking to train and prepare for competition in a COVID-safe environment.
“The indoor and outdoor cricket training facilities at the Sportspark make it the perfect training venue for these teams to ensure they are at the top of their game.”
The Cricket NSW Practice Centre was established at Blacktown International Sportspark in 2009 and underwent further expansion in 2018 to become the best training facility for cricket in Western Sydney.
The centre contains 5 indoor practice lanes with a synthetic surface as well as 24 outdoor turf practice wickets and 1 hybrid wicket, the first of its kind in NSW.