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Trent Bridge’s 2020 internationals will no longer take place at the venue

Trent Bridge’s 2020 internationals displaced due to COVID-19
Trent Bridge’s 2020 internationals displaced due to COVID-19

It has today been confirmed that Trent Bridge’s scheduled international matches this summer will no longer take place at the venue.

The home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club had been due to host a Test Match between England and Pakistan starting on 24 August, followed by the host nation’s One-Day International clash against Ireland on 10 September.

With a large amount of cricket displaced during the COVID-19 induced lockdown, and with each touring nation experiencing its own challenges, the revised schedule announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board will see matches played behind closed doors at Emirates Old Trafford and the Ageas Bowl.

Ticket holders will be contacted directly by the club with an offer of refunds or credit in their ticketing accounts to use for international matches at Trent Bridge in 2021.

“We are saddened that this announcement means our loyal audience won’t get to enjoy international cricket with us this year,” says Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Lisa Pursehouse.

“Well attended matches at Trent Bridge are hugely important to our members and to cricket supporters throughout the East Midlands. However, we do understand in the current climate why this decision had to be taken.

“There has been a significant impact on the club as a result of COVID-19 and we are thankful to our members, supporters and partners for their patience and unstinting support during this difficult period.”

Trent Bridge’s next international engagements are scheduled for 2021, with England set to take-on India in a Test Match and Pakistan in a T20 fixture at the venue next summer.

The international schedule for the 2021 season will be confirmed by the ECB at a later date.