England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has awarded Emirates Old Trafford a prestigious package of global fixtures, including an Ashes Test in 2023, as well as being selected as one of the host venues for the eight team New T20 Competition that starts in 2020.
Hampshire's Ageas Bowl has been widely tipped to be awarded a lucrative Test against Australia when the European Central Bank board announces venues for the 2023 series and inaugural Twenty20 franchise tournament. In total, the venue will host 31 days of major match cricket over the five-year period, including three One-Day Internationals and three International T20s whilst also being awarded Finals Day of the existing Vitality Blast for the five-year period.
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.
London will host half of all England Test matches from 2020-24 to intensify fears that Test cricket in England and Wales is becoming an increasingly capital-centric game. Each venue will host four group matches a year.
"The SSE SWALEC is a fantastic venue for global cricket and we have excellent customer experience scores showing we provide fans with a 'Warm Welsh Welcome'".
"We believe that the new T20 competition can follow the example of the "Big Bash" in Australia by bringing in new audiences and with the world's best cricketers now expected to come to Cardiff, the game can only continue to flourish".
Emma Gray, Director of Marketing & Communications at Visit Birmingham, said: "International cricket at a packed Edgbaston Stadium is one of Birmingham's iconic summer images and has played a part in the city welcoming a 17% increase in domestic tourists and a 52% rise in overseas guests in the last five years".