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Tasmanian cricket greats Ponting and Boon make eternal stand at Blundstone Arena

At a gala black tie dinner at Blundstone Arena tonight it wholesale jerseys was announced the new $32 million Blundstone Arena Western Stand cheap nba jerseys redevelopment will now be known as the Ricky Ponting Stand, after Australia highest Test and one day run scorer, with the existing Southern Stand renamed the David Boon Stand.

Ponting, the former Australian captain, was unable to cheap nfl jerseys attend the dinner due to media commitments with the Big Bash League but said he was thrilled by the honour.

up I could never have imagined that one day my name would be on the stand that people sat to watch international and domestic cricket as well as the North Melbourne footy club, Ponting said.

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feel so humbled by this and I am very grateful to Cricket Tasmania for this. said it was extremely humbling to have a stand in of the best cricket grounds in the world named after you am extremely proud of what we wholesale jerseys from china have been able to achieve here at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, both on and off the field, Boon said.

facility is absolutely world class. My family and I can only thank all those involved for allowing us to be a small part of that journey. Tasmania chairman Tony Harrison said the decision marked a philosophical change from the board.

CT has been reluctant to name infrastructure after players in the past as it believed the names would become meaningless to future generations.

view of our board now is Ponting and Boon will always be remembered, Harrison said.

was the person who forged the path playing over 100 Tests and Ricky was captain of Australia and in my mind second only to Bradman as Australia best batsman.

I still follow the Tassie Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes from 10,000 miles away. I was able to take my stepson (from the USA) to a game two years ago at the Hurricanes, and was impressed at what CT have done since I left Tasmania over 10 years ago. Boonie was my hero when I played cricket at Rokeby and then in WA. Boonie and Ricky forged the way for Tasmania to be competitive at national level. Thank you both for being my sport heroes!Articles Connexes:

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