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WACA to host Third Ashes Test

Wednesday May 10, 2017 by  

The WACA Ground has today been confirmed as the host venue for the Third Ashes Test between old rivals Australia and England this summer.

The iconic WACA Ground announced as host of the Third Ashes Test.

The full schedule for the 2017-18 Australian international summer of Cricket was released in December 2016 with the Perth venue left as ‘to be confirmed’.

Discussions with relevant officials at Cricket Australia, the Western Australian Cricket Association, Venues Live (Stadium Operators) and the WA Government have taken place since then.

However, with the match-day tickets for all five Test matches around Australia going on sale this month, the final decision of which Perth venue would host the third Test had to be made. Read more

Adelaide to host first ever day-night Ashes Test

Tuesday December 13, 2016 by  

Adelaide Oval will host the first ever day-night Ashes Test match after Cricket Australia and the England Cricket Board today confirmed the 2017-18 Men’s Ashes Test schedule.

The day-night fixture will be held from 2-6 December, 2017 in the Second Test of the men’s Ashes series.

Having hosted the past two day-night Tests against New Zealand and South Africa with record attendances, Adelaide Oval has cemented itself as a venue for future pink ball fixtures. Read more

Australian Ashes squad for England announced

Wednesday April 24, 2013 by  

The National Selection Panel (NSP) today announced the following 16-player squad for the 2013 Ashes Series during Australia’s Tour of England.

The NSP today also announced a 14-player squad for Australia A’s Tour of the British Isles.

Commenting on the Ashes squad, National Selector John Inverarity said: “There is no bigger series or rivalry in world cricket than the Ashes and the NSP has picked a squad of 16 that will give us the best possible chance of winning in English conditions.” Read more

Next summer’s Ashes dates announced

Thursday November 22, 2012 by  

Cricket Australia (CA) today confirmed the fixtures for the 2013-14 Ashes Series for what will be a new-look summer of 33 scheduled international playing days.

A schedule of five Commonwealth Bank Series matches and three KFC T20 Internationals to complement the five Ashes Tests will be played for over the 2013-14 summer. The dates and venues of those matches will be confirmed in the New Year.

CA Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said the number of annual ODIs will vary from summer to summer according to future tours program needs but he expected it would be a case of less is more for ODI cricket, with fewer matches on average than has been the case for the last 30 years. Read more

England and Wales set to host Australia

Friday June 1, 2012 by  

The English Cricket Board has today announced next summer’s home international schedule which will include tours by Australia and New Zealand, and the world’s top eight One Day International teams competing in the ICC Champions Trophy.

The Ashes Test series will begin at Trent Bridge in July with Lord’s, Old Trafford, The Oval, and, for the first time, Durham ICG, also hosting Ashes Test Matches later in the summer.

Lord’s will play host to the First Test of the summer against New Zealand, with Headingley Carnegie the venue for the Second Test before the two teams meet again in three One Day Internationals and two International T20s later in the summer. Read more