Chairman's XI Match Moved From Manuka Oval
As part of their Ashes build-up, England will play the Cricket Australia Chairman's XI away from the Manuka Oval in Canberra as the ground will be undergoing resurfacing work.
The two-day game was scheduled to being on 29th November but the work on the outfield means an alternative venue, yet to be decided, will be provided.
It follows a busy season for the ground, which hosted its first One-Day International, between Australia and the West Indies in February.
"Due to the timings of the works, CA has been informed that Manuka Oval will not be available to host the Chairman’s XI two-day tour match versus England on 29-30 November," Mike McKenna, Executive General Manager - Operations, said.
"CA understands that this decision has not been taken lightly but it is in the best long term interests of cricket in Canberra.
"Canberra has had a fantastic summer of cricket including hosting the Chairman’s XI match, a Bupa Sheffield Shield match, a Ryobi One-Day Cup match, the Prime Minister’s XI, and selling out the Commonwealth Bank Series match between Australia and the West Indies, which was the first ever one day international match in Canberra involving Australia."
ACT Minister for Sport and Recreation Andrew Barr addded: "The resurfacing works are necessary and will give Manuka Oval and Canberra the best chance to continue to host top class cricket fixtures in the future, and will support the ACT Government’s bid for Cricket World Cup matches in 2015."
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