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First women’s five-day Test special, says England captain
On Wednesday, England women’s cricket captain Heather Knight expressed her delight at hearing that her team would be playing an Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2019. Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board have abandoned the tradition of only playing four-day Test matches for women beginning in 2023.
While only six women’s Tests have been played worldwide in the last five years, and all ended in draws due to lack of time, the series’ showcase match will have three extra periods to ensure a proper conclusion.
This action is in line with the simultaneous announcement of a men’s Ashes schedule. As a first for England, the women’s Test will begin on June 22, two days after the men’s Edgbaston opener against Australia concludes. Knight, whose team will be playing Twenty20 matches at the Oval, Edgbaston, and Lord’s for the first time, gave the venues his enthusiastic recommendation.
On June 1, 2023, England’s men will play Ireland in a four-day Test at Lord’s before beginning a five-match series against Australia on June 16 and concluding on July 31 at venues including Edgbaston, Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford, and the Oval in an attempt to reclaim the urn.
Men’s Ashes Series
- First Test: Edgbaston, June 16-20
- Second Test: Lord’s, June 28-July 2
- Third Test: Headingley, July 6-10
- Fourth Test: Old Trafford, July 19-23
- Fifth Test: The Oval, July 27-31
Women’s Ashes Series
- Trent Bridge – June 22-26
- IT20 Series
- Edgbaston – July 1
- The Oval – July 5
- Lord’s – July 8
- Bristol – July 12
- Southampton – July 16
- Taunton – July 18