Cricket World – Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium has been allocated one of its best programmes of major match cricket for the period covering 2020 to 2024 in addition to being named as a host venue for the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) new Twenty20 competition.

Summary

  • Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium has been allocated one of its best programmes of major match cricket for the period covering 2020 to 2024 in addition to being named as a host venue for the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) new Twenty20 competition.
  • In addition to the 31-day programme of major match cricket, Edgbaston will host one of the eight teams in the ECB’s new T20 competition which launches in 2020.
  • In addition to the matches awarded between 2020 and 2024, cricket fans have an exciting programme of fixtures to enjoy over the next two summers, including a Test against India, International T20 against Australia and Vitality Blast Finals Day in 2018.
  • Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We’re very proud of Edgbaston for continuing to bring the biggest matches in cricket to our great sporting city, and for the work that the team has done in transforming the ground into one of the finest cricket venues in the world.
  • 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.


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