Ellyse Perry and Matt To'omua's $2.7 million move after divorce

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Ellyse Perry and her former husband Matt Toomua split in July last year, after marrying in 2015. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Ellyse Perry and her former husband Matt Toomua split in July last year, after marrying in 2015. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Just shy of a year after announcing their divorce, Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry and rugby star Matt To'omua have sold their marital home for a whopping sum.

The pair announced their split in July last year, after they married back in 2015.

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“It’s with the greatest of respect for one another that we decided to separate earlier this year,” Perry and To'omua said in a joint statement.

“We felt this was the right course of action and is in the best interests of each other and our current lives. This is something that has evolved and is a mutual decision.

“Throughout our relationship we have remained private and we ask that our space and privacy continue to be respected during this difficult time for both of us.”

The couple had been living in Melbourne after To'omua signed with the Rebels in 2019, with their modified 1920s bungalow in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood serving as a rental in the meantime.

After choosing to sell the property after their split, the home fetched an eye-watering $2.7 million last month - a pretty handy return on the $1.7 million the home was purchased for back in 2014.

The home had a modern extension behind a traditional Californian facade, helping it fetch well above the median house price in Chatswood of $2.5 million.

ODI, T20 World Cups to be expanded

The International Cricket Council has announced the expansion of the men's ODI World Cup and Twenty20 World Cup, while also reintroducing the Champions Trophy.

The World Cup will become a 14-team, 54-match event in 2027 and 2031.

The T20 World Cup will be expanded to a 20-team, 55-match tournament every two years from 2024.

The ODI World Cup format will be two groups of seven, with the top three in each group progressing to a Super Six stage, followed by semi-finals and the final.

The announcement reverses the ICC's decision to cut the field from 14 teams to 10 after the 2015 tournament.

The ICC has announced an expansion of the mens T20 and one-day World Cups.  (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)
The ICC has announced an expansion of the mens T20 and one-day World Cups. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

The cut meant the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales took place without the likes of Zimbabwe and Ireland, with qualification harder for teams outside the traditional elite.

The 2023 World Cup in India will remain a 10-team event.

The T20 competition will consist of four groups of five, with the top two from each group going through to a Super Eights stage, before the semi-finals and the final.

The T20 World Cup currently features 16 teams.

Meanwhile, an eight-team Champions Trophy will be held in 2025 and 2029 with two groups of four, semifinals and the final.

It was last held in 2017 in England and won by Pakistan.

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