Sporting News – The England and Wales Cricket Board have approved the venues for the 2023 Ashes series.
- MORE: Rohit hundred leads India to top of ODI rankings | Shane Warne reunites with Rajasthan Royals for IPL seasonThe venue announcement comes as the ECB revealed the locations for major domestic and international matches for a five-year period from 2020, subject to contract.
- While the announcement also confirms that Southhampton’s Ageas Bowl and Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens won’t hold an Ashes Test, the notable venue to miss out is Nottinghamshire’s Trent Bridge.
- While Trent Bridge will host Test matches in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024, it will not host an Ashes Test in either of the next two series.
- However, Trent Bridge’s absence means Australia can avoid reliving the memories of when they were skittled for 60 at the venue in 2015 as Stuart Broad took 8-15.
- It’s not all doom and gloom for Trent Bridge, with the ground set to take over from Lord’s as the venue for the domestic one-day cup final from 2020.