A new queuing system to be introduced for WACA members on the first day of the third Ashes Test in Perth on Friday is creating confusion.
In an email to its 8000 members, the WACA said its new SmartQ system would allow members to queue from 5.45am to secure a wristband and a place number, known as a QTicket, in the queue for the members' area.
They can then leave the ground but must return by 7.30am to take their place, according to their numbered QTicket, among thousands of others in the queue. Once inside, members will get "seat savers" to allow them to secure a seat and leave the ground.
The WACA said the system, similar to that used at Wimbledon in London, would bring an end to queue jumping and remove the need for members to stand in line for long periods.
"The wristband is just another check to ensure people don't take extra tickets and pass them on to members who are not in the queue," a WACA spokesman said.
Some members fear the system will create confusion.
Bob Barnett, who has been a WACA member for 30 years, said he would be avoiding the queue altogether.
"What a load of rubbish," he said. "I'm 74, I'm not going down there to queue up."