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Edgbaston Awarded 31-Day Programme of Major Match Cricket 2020

Edgbaston Awarded 31-Day Programme of Major Match Cricket 2020

Meanwhile, the European Central Bank confirmed the eight teams for the new T20 competition will be based out of the five 2019 Ashes venues, plus Trent Bridge, Ageas Bowl and Cardiff.

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.

London venues Lord's and The Oval, Old Trafford (Manchester), Headingley (Leeds), Edgbaston (Birmingham), Trent Bridge (Nottingham), Sophia Gardens (Cardiff) and the Ageas Bowl (Southampton) have all been selected as host grounds.

Guy Lavender, Chief Executive & Secretary of MCC, said: "We are delighted with the outcome of the tender process".

Some win, some lose and, with the confirmation of the venues for worldwide cricket for a five-year period between 2020-24, it is the big, traditional grounds that are the winners.

Snowball added: "We've made huge progress attracting more families and in developing our T20 offering at Edgbaston in recent years, which has seen attendances treble and our match day experience scores increase substantially".

On both counts, as the European Central Bank this week prepares to publish its major match allocation over the five seasons from 2020 to 2024, Southampton's Ageas Bowl is reportedly heavily in the mix.

The decision was made by the ECB Board earlier today following recommendations set out by the Host Venue Panel - an independent advisory group.

"Aside from the obvious appeal of global cricket, the new T20 competition will be a real chance for our community to engage with MCC and Lord's, giving even greater opportunities to those who live and work locally to experience what the Home of Cricket has to offer". We believe firmly that Lord's is the ground at which cricketers throughout the world want to play and where fans of the game wish to watch.


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