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A plan to erect statues honouring fast bowling legend Dennis Lillee, female star Zoe Goss and an Aboriginal player at the WACA has caused a bust-up at the highest levels of Western Australian cricket.
Former Test batsmen Mike Veletta and Graeme Wood both confirmed they were against the idea before they resigned from the board of the WA Cricket Association earlier this year.
Valetta and Wood both supported the idea of a statue honouring Dennis Lillee as part of the $100m WACA ground redevelopment.
Australian fast-bowling great Dennis Lillee is pictured bowling in England in 1981. A blow up has occurred at the highest levels of WA cricket about a plan to erect statues of female and Indigenous cricketers alongside a tribute to Lillee at the WACA
Cricketer Zoe Goss is an all-rounder who played 12 Tests and 65 one-day internationals for Australia between 1987 and 2000. Her best-known cricketing moment was taking the wicket of West Indies great Brian Lara in a televised charity match in 1994
However, a panel recommended statues for one female, one male and one Indigenous player who were all considered to have