This week has certainly been one right out of the box.
I'm really proud to say the team at work (ACT Cricket) is still celebrating our success at securing a One-Day International match (India Vs Sri Lanka) for Manuka Oval in season 2007-2008.
Canberra has not hosted a limited overs international since 1992 when it saw South Africa take on Zimbabwe in the World Cup. That was the only international one-day game to be ever played here.
So this is a massive vote of confidence by Cricket Australia in the local administration and just reward for such a huge amount of hard work and lobbying
It will follow the traditional PM's XI match by only a few weeks. So it's gonna be a great time to be in the Nation's Capital
We held our official media conference to announce the great news yesterday afternoon. The response has been huge!
We're just thrilled that this is finally going to happen. Canberra so often misses out on fair-dinkum international sporting competition, particularly cricket.
The game is scheduled for Feb 12, 2008