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Same Format For Next Women's Ashes

The Women's Ashes will continue to be a multi-format series next year
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The Women's Ashes series in Australia in early 2014 will use an identical format to that which is currently being played in England.

Australia and England will compete over one Tests, three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals with the winners decided on a points sytem.

Six points are on offer for winning the Test match and two apiece for each of the limited overs games. If the Test, in Perth, is drawn - as it was at Wormsley - then the teams will take two points apiece with one point apiece gained in the event of a tie or no result in the other matches.

The tour begins on 10th January with the Test mach in Perth before Melbourne and Hobart host the ODIs.

The Twenty20 Internationals will be played in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney as double-headers with the men's Twenty20 matches taking place on the same day.

"We are pleased to confirm the full Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series schedule, which promised to be a thrilling contest between two highly competitive teams," Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive James Sutherland said.

"We have enjoyed a long partnership with Channel 9 that has led the way in Australian sports coverage and we are thrilled to expand our national free-to-air coverage into women’s cricket this summer.

"The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ recent success has captured the attention of the public and I’m sure cricket fans all over the country will be tuning in as our female cricketers continue the Ashes battle during the T20s on Channel 9 this summer.

"This will be the first time the women’s Ashes Series will be played in Australia according to the new points format, so each match will be vital in determining who will claim the women’s Ashes trophy."

Australia captain Jodie Fields added: "“The current Women’s Ashes Series has been a great battle between the two best teams in the world and we are looking forward to another big series in Australia early next year.

"Cricket contests between Australia and England always create a great sense of rivalry and they hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the players and the public.

"We love playing in front of our home crowd and we hope that the Australian fans will continue to support us next summer."

Tour Schedule

10th-13th January: Ashes Test, Perth

19th January: 1st Ashes ODI, Melbourne
23rd January: 2nd Ashes ODI, Melbourne
26th January: 3rd Ashes ODI, Hobart

29th January: 1st Ashes T20I, Hobart
31st January: 2nd Ashes T20I, Melbourne
2nd February: 3rd Ashes T20I, Sydney

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