Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Venues revealed for 2023 Ashes series

Venues revealed for 2023 Ashes series

England also played their first Twenty20 match there, against Australia before the 2005 Ashes, and it has become a regular venue for white-ball internationals.

Arthur said that the allocation of three Tests, a one-day worldwide and six T20 internationals during the five-year cycle, along with Emerald Headingley being named as one of eight host venues for the new T20 franchise tournament starting in 2020, "completely underpins and more" the club's financial forecasts for the next six years, with the Ashes Test alone worth up to £5m.

The Royal London One-Day Cup Final will also be hosted at Trent Bridge for five consecutive years from 2020.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have approved the venues for the 2023 Ashes series.

Instead, Durham and Bristol will host various England limited overs games during the period with Durham, who were stripped of Test match status in 2016 due to their well publicised financial difficulties, hosting one ODI in each of the five years.

"As the world's third oldest Test Match venue, it's incredibly important to us that we continue to stage a significant amount of Test cricket", said Pursehouse.

The home of cricket will, however, retain its two Tests per summer alongside its London neighbour, The Oval, to complete the list of six venues that will host the premier worldwide format over the five-year cycle.

As a consolation, Trent Bridge was awarded hosting rights for Test matches in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024.

Lord's and The Oval will host newly created teams in the competition with the Ageas Bowl, Edgbaston, Headingley, Old Trafford, the Swalec Stadium and Trent Bridge the other grounds chosen.

"We placed our commitment to the local community at the heart of our bid to host the new T20 competition, and I look forward to welcoming more of our neighbours to the ground in the years to come as cricket reaches out to a new and wider audience".

"Knowing we will host regular global cricket from 2018 to 2024 gives us the most certainty we have had for our business planning since 2003".

"What's great for us is that we not only have continuity of supply, but we will host every format of the game at Trent Bridge in the next seven years".

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