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The Ageas Bowl awarded new T20 franchise

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has this week named the eight venues that will host the new T20 franchise competition, which will be launched in 2020, as well as confirming the host venues for all Major Matches for the period 2020-2024.


A press release from Hampshire Cricket said it was “delighted to announce that The Ageas Bowl has been chosen as one of the host venues for this ground-breaking new competition and has also been awarded a total of seven England International fixtures during this period”.


The Ageas Bowl Chief Executive Officer, David Mann, said:

We are hugely excited by the prospect of hosting one of the teams in the new Twenty20 Competition, which starts in 2020 and is set to transform domestic cricket in England and Wales, and we also relish the opportunity to present regular International and First-Class cricket options to all our communities across the South of England.


The allocation of all High Profile Matches for the period 2020-2024, together with the names of the new T20 host venues was made following a tender process involving all eligible grounds in England and Wales, the results of which were ratified by the ECB Board this week.


Full details and dates of all of The Ageas Bowl’s international cricket fixtures between 2020 and 2024, as well as its new T20 team from 2020, will follow in due course.


The Ageas Bowl has seen record-breaking demand for this summer’s Test match between England and India following the conclusion of a priority booking period last year, and this unprecedented interest has continued following the release of tickets on general sale.


This latest ‘win’ follows hot on the heels of The Ageas Bowl confirming that it is set to become the first fully Connected Stadium in the UK. Read the story below for more information…


The Ageas Bowl set to become ‘first’ Samsung Fully Connected Stadium in the UK



2016 One-Day International at The Ageas Bowl. Images, courtesy: Hampshire Cricket



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