Ashes 2023: ECB awards Test matches to same five grounds as 2019

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    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 final of the One-Day Cup has also been moved from Lord’s to Trent Bridge from 2020 until 2024.

    More to follow.

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