26th May: Chennai S. Kings v Mumbai I, 14:30 GMT
24th-28th May: 2nd Test, Headingley
The Club is pleased to confirm that it has been awarded a further 19 days of Major Match cricket during the period 2013 – 2016 and an additional fixture for 2012.
The full programme of future matches now confirmed for the recently re-developed Edgbaston between 2012 and 2016 is as follows:-
2012: West Indies Test Match, Australia ODI, South Africa Twenty20
2013: Australia ODI, Twenty20 Finals Day, World Test Championship Semi Final
2014: India ODI, Sri Lanka ODI, Twenty20 Finals Day
2015: Australia Test Match, New Zealand ODI, Twenty20 Finals Day
2016: Pakistan Test Match, Sri Lanka ODI, Twenty20 Finals Day
Commenting on the news Chief Executive Colin Povey said "We were already due to host a West Indies Test Match and an Australia ODI in 2012.
"Today's news adds substantially to the strength of our future fixtures. Whilst we are disappointed not to have been awarded an Ashes Test Match in 2013 we should remember the Aussies will play ODIs at Edgbaston in 2012 and 2013. In addition, we can now look forward to an Ashes Test Match in 2015.
"In addition Edgbaston has been granted an extra fixture for 2012 in the form of a Twenty20 International featuring England and South Africa. I am also delighted to see Edgbaston becoming the regular home for Twenty20 Finals Day which is now established as one of the biggest days in the domestic calendar.
"Following today's announcement Birmingham will also have the opportunity to host another global sporting event when the ICC confirms its plans for the World Test Championship in 2013.
"The award of matches follows this submission of a strong case by the Club to the Major Match Group who judged the venues bids under the headings of Infrastructure, Operations, Legacy and Community Commitment."