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Ashes 2023: Edgbaston, Headingley, The Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford to host Tests


Australia regained the Ashes with a 4-0 series victory over England in January

The 2023 Ashes Tests have been awarded to the same five grounds as the 2019 edition, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

Edgbaston, Headingley, The Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford will all host England v Australia matches in both series.

The ECB also announced the cities that will host the new eight-team Twenty20 tournament in 2020.

Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham have been selected for the competition.

Both Lord’s and The Oval will host newly created teams in the competition with the Ageas Bowl, Edgbaston, Headingley, Old Trafford, the Swalec Stadium and Trent Bridge the other grounds chosen.

The BBC will broadcast live TV coverage of the new men’s domestic T20 tournament each summer from 2020 to 2024.

The final of the 50-over One-Day Cup has also been moved from Lord’s to Trent Bridge for the five-year period.

Ashes Test would have been ‘icing on the cake’

The ECB announced on Wednesday its venues for major domestic and international matches from 2020 to 2024, including the 2023 Ashes Tests.

There had been reports Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl was set to host