The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced its Men’s Major Match Schedule for 2020, with the Ageas Bowl welcoming ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup winners England for two limited-overs international fixtures next summer.
Following hot-on-the-heels of this year’s World Cup triumph and the so-far thrilling Ashes series, the home of Hampshire Cricket will host a One-Day International between England and Australia on Tuesday 14th July.
Eoin Morgan’s men will also return to the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday 2nd September as they prepare for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup down-under with an IT20 against Pakistan, all as part of a schedule which will see England face four different international teams in 2020.
The Ageas Bowl’s Chief Executive Officer, David Mann said:
‘2019 has been a fantastic summer for cricket. The World Cup generated record crowds across the country and culminated in an incredible final, and this together with an equally compelling Ashes series has got people engaged with the game in a way that we haven’t seen since 2005. 2020 should be another exciting year at the Ageas Bowl and we’re expecting sell-out crowds for both of our Internationals. England v Australia is always a huge fixture whilst the IT20 against Pakistan ahead of next winter’s T20 World Cup is sure to be another great spectacle.’
ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison said:
‘Alongside the red ball matches, England’s ODI contests against Australia, and Ireland will see the World Champions return to home soil with big crowds expected at all venues. With further interest in IT20 cricket, the six-matches against Australia and the world number one side Pakistan will offer a fascinating guide to form ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia during the autumn of 2020.
‘Following a once-in-a-generation summer which has seen exceptional demand for tickets, all men’s international host venues will be running ticket ballots. We would urge fans to register their interest now and plan for another big summer of cricket.’
Tickets for both of next year’s international fixtures at the Ageas Bowl will be allocated via a ballot, with fans able to enter the ballot online.
The ballot for both matches will close on Wednesday 25th September with results to be shared with entrants on Tuesday 1st October.
For more information on how to submit an application, please contact a member of the Ageas Bowl’s Ticketing Team over the phone on 02380 472002 (Opt.2), via firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Ageas Bowl Ticketing and Membership Office during normal working hours.
A range of hospitality packages will also be available for both fixtures next year, with fans given the opportunity to pre-register for priority access following this year’s sold out England v Pakistan ODI.
Situated an hour or less away from London, Brighton, Portsmouth and Reading, the Ageas Bowl is easily accessible for anyone living in the South of England. With excellent transport links from all major stations in the area, as well as a Park & Ride Scheme, it couldn’t be easier to get to and from the venue.