Emirates Old Trafford has been awarded an additional International fixture, and will now host two NatWest Series One Day International matches against Australia in 2015.
The ECB today announced the awarding of an extra fixture in 2015 against Australia at Emirates Old Trafford and a NatWest T20 against India next summer to Edgbaston following discussions with Durham CCC, who were originally scheduled to host both the fixtures at the Emirates ICG Durham.
LCCC Chairman Michael Cairns OBE said: “We are naturally delighted to have been awarded this additional international fixture. There is a huge appetite for international cricket here in the North West of England and having another prestigious match in Manchester is a great reward for the sporting public who have shown tremendous support for us over the years. Advanced ticket sales for the forthcoming Investec Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford currently stand at over 100,000 for the first four days.
“The redevelopment of our historic ground has enabled Emirates Old Trafford to be at the forefront of international cricket venues and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Major Match Group and the Board of the ECB for the confidence they have shown in us and we look forward to offering our visitors best-in-class facilities and an experience they will hopefully cherish for a long time.”
ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: "We congratulate the two venues on being awarded these fixtures which will form part of a very exciting programme of international cricket both next summer and in 2015."
International Fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford 2013 - 2016
Investec Ashes Test Match v Australia on Thursday 1 August to Monday 5 August
NatWest One-Day International v Australia on Sunday 8 September
Investec Test Match v India
One-Day International v Sri Lanka
One-Day International v Australia (1)
One Day International v Australia (2)
Twenty20 International v New Zealand
Investec Test Match v Pakistan
Twenty20 International v Pakistan
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