TAUNTON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Beth Mooney of Australia bats during day four of the Kia Women's Test Match between England Women and Australia Women at The Cooper Associates County Ground on July 21, 2019 in Taunton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The England Cricket Board have confirmed the women's Ashes schedule for 2023, with a historic five-day Test included on the calendar.

Up until now, all women's Tests in recent times have been played as four-day encounters.

The shorter format - although featuring ten more overs per day than their male counterparts to make up some of the shortened time - has brought with it plenty of criticism.

Draws have been commonplace in women's Tests, although the last Ashes, hosted in Australia, saw a thrilling end to the Test match at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

The ECB have confirmed however they will hold a five-day Test for the next instalment of the women's Ashes, with it to be held at Trent Bridge in Nottinghamshire, which is one of the grounds that missed out on a men's Ashes Test.

The women's Ashes will follow the usual format, with one Test, three T20 internationals and three ODIs on a point-scoring system. The Test will have four points available, while the T20s and ODIs will have two points a piece.

The T20I will be held at Edgbaston, the Oval and Lord's, while the ODIs will be held at Bristol, the Ageas Bowl and in Southampton and the County Ground in Taunton.

The women's Ashes gets underway on June 22 with the Test, before the T20s are played over the course of a week from July 1, and the ODIs over the following week from July 12, with the final game of the women's Ashes to be held on July 18 in time for the Hundred to kick-off.

Women's Ashes 2023 schedule

One-off Test: Thursday June 22 - Monday June 26 at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire
1st T20: Saturday, July 1 at Edgbaston, Birmingham
2nd T20: Wednesday, July 5 at The Kia Oval, London
3rd T20: Saturday, July 8 at Lord's, London
1st ODI: Wednesday, July 12, Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol
2nd ODI: Sunday, July 16 at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
3rd ODI: Tuesday, July 18 at Taunton County Ground, Taunton