Cricket fans have been offered ticket refunds to the upcoming inaugural Test match at Optus Stadium after being moved out of the shaded top tier at the Perth venue.

Cricket Australia (CA), the sport’s governing body in the country, said more than 1,500 ticketholders over the four days of play had been relocated into like-for-like priced seats elsewhere on the lower levels.

According to the Sunday Times newspaper, level five will be closed due to lower-than-expected ticket sales for the Test, which starts on Friday.

To appease fans that have been moved into an area that will be in direct sunlight, they have been offered free sunscreen for the match.

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