Edgbaston Awarded 31-Day Programme of Major Match Cricket 2020

16 February, 2018, 07:01 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
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The stadium is also one of the eight host venues for the new city T20 competition, which is created to rival the likes of the Indian Premier League and Australian Big Bash.

In April a year ago the 38 members of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) voted to approve plans for a new competition to run alongside the T20 Blast, which is contested by the 18 first-class counties.

"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".

Edgbaston, which has hosted worldwide cricket since 1902 and staged its 50 Test match last summer, has been awarded a Test match in four of the five scheduled years, including a fixture in the all-important Ashes series of 2023.

Gloucestershire, Durham, Glamorgan and Hampshire will all host England one-day internationals at their grounds throughout this period, with the latter two also set to stage T20 internationals.




Some win, some lose and, with the confirmation of the venues for global cricket for a five-year period between 2020-24, it is the big, traditional grounds that are the winners.

THIS week's reaffirmation of Headingley as one of Test cricket's elite venues should not be under-estimated - it is one of the most significant announcements of the sporting year. We believe firmly that Lord's is the ground at which cricketers throughout the world want to play and where fans of the game wish to watch.

Confirmation of the hosts for the ECB's much-vaunted new Twenty20 domestic competition will also be keenly anticipated.

"Birmingham hosting a team in the new T20 competition also presents a fantastic opportunity to further develop the sport in the city".

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