Cricket NSW is playing a pivotal role in the development of a new $44.5 million multi-sport hub at Charles Sturt University in Dubbo that offers cricketers in rural NSW the opportunity to train and play year-round.

On Tuesday, the NSW Government confirmed it will invest $9.3 million through its Regional Sport Infrastructure Fund into the project with many dignitaries including Deputy Premier John Barilaro and local State MP Troy Grant attending the announcement in Dubbo.

Cricket NSW Chief Executive Andrew Jones, said it was a thrill to be part of the Western Region Institute of Sport project in Dubbo.

“It will offer cricketers across Western Zone and indeed all of NSW the opportunity to train and play year-round in quality indoor and outdoor facilities,” Mr Jones said.

“This will ensure more men, women, boys and girls can play cricket and achieve their potential in the game.

“We commend Minister Grant and the NSW Government for their leadership in building infrastructure of all kinds state wide, including in community sport.” 

The project will see the development of a multi-sport hub at Charles Sturt University and will be operated by the PCYC. 

An indoor cricket and community will also be included as part of the multi-sport indoor facility. Cricket NSW will continue to be actively involved in the project as it progresses to detailed design and assist Dubbo Regional Council where required.