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Cricket ACT waiting for 'detail' of GWS Giants' proposed Manuka Oval redevelopment

Cricket ACT is waiting to see the "detail" of Greater Western Sydney's proposed $800 million redevelopment of Manuka Oval, but it's not expected to impact on hosting a Test or Big Bash League games next summer.

Giants chairman Tony Shepherd announced the plan on Wednesday, which would see a hotel, apartments and an underground carpark included in a massive revamp of the historic oval.

Shepherd said Manuka Oval wasn't up to standards for both the AFL and international cricket, with which the planned redevelopment would be in partnership with.

Both Cricket ACT and Cricket Australia have only received preliminary information about the proposal and will now review it to see how it will impact them.

Construction is planned to begin on July 1, 2017, which means it will not affect Cricket ACT's hopes of hosting an historic first Test match next summer or stop them from luring a BBL fixture.

But whether decreased capacity over following years would hinder bringing more games to Canberra was unclear.

"We have only recently received the detail of the proposal, so therefore we are keen to understand more about it and what it could mean for our sport in Canberra," Cricket ACT chief executive Cameron French said in a statement.

"Manuka Oval is very important to cricket and we are therefore keen to know how a proposal like this could meet our needs now and into the future."

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