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England list full Ashes schedule

England will begin their Ashes battle against Australia in Cardiff
England will begin their Ashes battle against Australia in Cardiff

The England and Wales Cricket Board has revealed the full itinerary for the 2009 Ashes series against Australia.

Having announced in April that Cardiff would stage the first Test from 8 July, dates for the seven one-dayers and two Twenty20 matches have been added.

Old Trafford gets the Twenty20 games, on 30 August and 1 September.

The first one-dayer is three days later at The Oval, Lord's and Trent Bridge get two each, and the Rose Bowl and the Riverside are also in the schedule.

The redeveloped Swalec Stadium in Cardiff will start the five-Test series, with the subsequent Tests at Lord's, Edgbaston, Headingley and the Oval.

The venues had been announced in 2006, with Cardiff controversially chosen ahead of Old Trafford in Manchester.

Meanwhile, Hampshire's Rose Bowl will host its first Test against Sri Lanka in 2011.

The Southampton venue, which opened in 2001, will become England's 10th Test ground when it hosts one game of a three-Test series - with Cardiff hosting one of the others.

Both grounds will also host one-day internationals against Australia in 2010 and India in 2011.

The Swalec Stadium, on the Sophia Gardens site, was awarded Test match status in April 2006 and a £9.5m redevelopment has boosted capacity from 5,500 to 15,643.

As well as the 2009 Ashes, venues have been announced for 2009, 2010 and 2011 - including tours by Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, West Indies, Sri Lanka and India.

However, Old Trafford was not awarded a Test match during the three-year period.


Other dates (Full details to be announced):

2009
World Twenty20: Lord's, The Oval, Trent Bridge
World Twenty20 (women's): Taunton (group matches), Lord's (final)
Tests v Zimbabwe (provisional - as Zimbabwe have not played Test cricket since September 2005 and are unlikely to return until they can prove they can be competitive at international level) : Lord's, Riverside
ODIs v Zimbabwe: Headingley, Edgbaston, Bristol
Twenty20 Cup finals day: Edgbaston
Friends Provident Trophy final: Lord's

2010
Tests v Bangladesh: Venue TBC, Headingley
ODIs v Bangladesh: Trent Bridge, Bristol
Tests v West Indies: Lord's, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, The Oval
ODIs v West Indies: Rose Bowl, The Oval, Headingley, Riverside, Lord's
ODIs v Australia: Cardiff, Rose Bowl, The Oval, Lord's, Old Trafford
Twenty20 internationals: TBC
Twenty20 Cup finals day: Rose Bowl
Friends Provident Trophy final: Lord's

2011
Tests v Sri Lanka: Cardiff, Rose Bowl, Lord's
ODIs v Sri Lanka: Trent Bridge, Headingley, Edgbaston, The Oval, Old Trafford
Tests v India: Lord's, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, The Oval
ODIs v India: Cardiff, Riverside, Rose Bowl, The Oval, Lord's
Twenty20 internationals: Two from Headingley, Bristol, Old Trafford and Riverside
Twenty20 Cup finals day: Riverside
Friends Provident Trophy final: Lord's



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see also
Australia in England 2009
20 Sep 09 |  England
Rose Bowl is awarded Test in 2011
11 Apr 08 |  England
Somerset to host Women's Twenty20
11 Apr 08 |  Women's cricket
Notts to host Twenty20 World Cup
10 Apr 08 |  Cricket
Glamorgan unveil new stadium name
04 Mar 08 |  Glamorgan
ECB approves Sophia Gardens work
03 Aug 07 |  Glamorgan
Glamorgan delight at England game
04 Jun 07 |  Glamorgan
England reveal 2008 home schedule
04 Jun 07 |  England
Cardiff to host Ashes Test match
20 Apr 06 |  Cricket


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