8 December 2021

PM backs call for Ashes to come to Tassie

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thrown his weight behind the call for the fifth Ashes Test to be held in Tasmania.

The Prime Minister said “as for the fifth Test I’m in the Tassie camp. I think it would be great to see Tasmania share in the Ashes series.”

Assistant Minister for Industry Development and Senator for Tasmania Jonno Duniam said he was fully supportive of Tasmania’s bid for the Test and it was great to see the Prime Minister showing faith in this community.

“Tasmanians love their cricket just as much as the rest of the country, but we have never had the opportunity to host an Ashes Test before,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“There is nothing we would love to see more in January than Pat Cummins charging in against our English rivals.

“ScoMo’s show of faith in this community is a welcome boost and not misplaced – Tasmania is the best location for this event and we would turn it on for visitors showing them why this is the best part of our country.

“Premier Peter Gutwein has already made it clear that all the stops would be pulled out to ensure the match is a success, and recent upgrades to Blundstone Arena mean it is primed to host such an event.

“The Federal Liberal Team back this state and it is great to see the Prime Minister showing his support for what Tasmania can do on a national, and indeed international stage.”