The Guardian – Trent Bridge will not host an Ashes Test in 2023 but the Nottinghamshire ground will host the finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup from 2020.

Summary

  • Trent Bridge will not host an Ashes Test in 2023 but the Nottinghamshire ground will host the finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup from 2020.
  • The ECB on Wednesday announced its venues for major domestic and international matches from 2020 to 2024, including the 2023 Ashes, plus the “eight venues around which new partnerships would be formed and new teams created” for the forthcoming revamped T20 competition.
  • Trent Bridge misses out on the Ashes, just as it does in 2019, but keeps Test matches in every other summer and takes the 50-over final from its traditional Lord’s home.
  • “As the world’s third oldest Test Match venue, it’s incredibly important to us that we continue to stage a significant amount of Test cricket,” said Nottinghamshire’s chief executive, Lisa Pursehouse.
  • “However, given the reduction to six matches per year, it was a hugely competitive bid process for Test cricket, so we are very happy that we have secured four in the five-year period.


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