Wednesday 10 July 2013 

Edgbaston And Old Trafford Awarded International Matches

Edgbaston will host an international match against India, which should be a sell-out judging by their Champions Trophy success.
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The ECB have announced that Edgbaston and Old Trafford will host the international fixtures against India and Australia that Durham CCC handed back earlier in the year.

Edgbaston will host the Twenty20 International against India in 2014, with Old Trafford playing host to the Australians for a One-Day International the following summer.

ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: "We congratulate the two venues on being awarded these fixtures which will form part of a very exciting programme of international cricket both next summer and in 2015."

Durham CCC decided to hand back the fixtures after being uncertain over the volume of ticket sales and stung by recent bad sales for 2012’s Twenty20 International against South Africa.

At the time, Durham’s chief executive David Harker said, “They are attractive fixtures but how lucrative they are is another matter. We decided to be cautious over what we could expect to sell to the public when the matches are reasonably close together.” Durham have retained fixtures against Sri Lanka in 2014 and New Zealand in 2015.

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