The Telegraph – Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl has once again been overlooked as a host venue for an Ashes Test as Edgbaston, Headingley, The Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford were chosen as the sites for the 2023 series.

Summary

  • Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl has once again been overlooked as a host venue for an Ashes Test as Edgbaston, Headingley, The Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford were chosen as the sites for the 2023 series.
  • The ground near to Southampton has only previously staged two Tests – against Sri Lanka in 2011 and India in 2014 – and missed out on selection for the 2019 series between England and Australia.
  • Hampshire were widely expected to be named as one of the five hosts to welcome Australia in five years’ time but join Glamorgan’s Swalec Stadium and Nottinghamshire’s Trent Bridge as the conspicuous absentees.
  • However, all eight venues have been named as hosts for the England and Wales Cricket Board’s city-based Twenty20 franchise competition which is set to begin in 2020.


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