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Adelaide to host inaugural day-night Ashes Test

Adelaide Oval will host the first ever day-night Ashes Test next year.

The opening Test of the summer will return to the Gabba in Brisbane, with Cricket Australia on Tuesday revealing the full fixture for next year’s international summer of cricket.

The Ashes will be followed by a one-day international series against England and then an international T20 tri-series between Australia, England and New Zealand.

Men’s Ashes Series

First Test – Australia v England, Gabba –  23-27 November 2017

Second Test – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval (day-night) – 2-6 December 2017

Third Test – Australia v England, Perth (venue TBC) – 14-18 December 2017

Fourth Test – Australia v England, MCG – 26-30 December 2017

Fifth Test – Australia v England, SCG – 4-8 January 2018

 

One-Day International Series against England

First ODI – Australia v England, MCG – 14 January 2018

Second ODI – Australia v England, Gabba – 19 January 2018

Third ODI – Australia v England, SCG – 21 January 2018

Fourth ODI – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval – 26 January 2018

Fifth ODI – Australia v England, Perth (venue TBC) – 28 January 2018

 

Prime Minister’s XI

PM’s XI v England – Manuka Oval – 2 February 2018

 

T20 International Trans-Tasman Tri-Series

First T20I – Australia v New Zealand, SCG – 3 February 2018

Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena – 7 February 2018

Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG – 10 February 2018

Fourth T20I – New Zealand v England, Wellington Stadium – 14 February 2018

Fifth T20I – New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park – 16 February 2018

Sixth T20I – New Zealand v England, Seddon Park – 18 February 2018

Final – TBC, Eden Park – 21 February

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said the prospect of a day-night Ashes Test was extremely exciting for the sport.

“We recognise how big the Ashes is for both home and travelling fans, and the early announcement of the schedule for this series will allow fans here in Australia and abroad to plan their Ashes summer,” Sutherland said.

“This schedule will allow for at least three Sheffield Shield matches to be completed as preparation prior to the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

“The decision to start the international season in Brisbane, then moving to Adelaide, allows us to give Perth Stadium the best chance to host the Test match, so we can welcome an even bigger crowd to Perth next summer.

“We’re really excited to announce that Adelaide will play host to the first ever Day-Night Ashes Test. We know how much Adelaide fans love this style of Test cricket. We’re expecting a full house next year in what is sure to be a great contest.”

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