2020 international dates announced
Lancashire Cricket can announce the dates of both England international fixtures to be held at Emirates Old Trafford next season, an IT20 vs Australia and a Test match vs Pakistan
Lancashire Cricket Club is delighted to announce Emirates Old Trafford will host two international fixtures during the 2020 cricket season.
England will host Australia in the second of three IT20s on Sunday 5 July before the second Test of a three-match series between England and Pakistan just over one month later on Friday 7 – Tuesday 11 August.
It follows a blockbuster year of international cricket at Emirates Old Trafford, which hosted six ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures and hosts the fourth Specsavers Ashes Test in two weeks’ time.
Next summer will also see the ground host a Manchester-based team in the inaugural season of The Hundred, a competition which will see eight brand new city-based teams compete in an action-packed, 100-ball per-side tournament with some of the biggest stars going head-to-head in an exciting new format.
Lancashire Cricket Members will receive priority on buying tickets, followed by 2019 international buyers and a public ballot. Any remaining tickets will then go on general sale later in the year.
Lancashire Cricket Chief Executive, Daniel Gidney, said: “Emirates Old Trafford has cemented its place as one of the leading international cricket venues and we are delighted to have two more fixtures next year.
“Cricket supporters in the North West will once again get to see some of the finest players in world cricket in Manchester. Following the success of the World Cup, the demand for cricket in the region has never been higher and we hope to see everyone in attendance when we host England next year.
“We are looking forward to welcoming back Australia again following their impending visit next month as well as the Pakistan team, whose fans contributed heavily to the incredible atmosphere during their ICC Cricket World Cup match here against India.”
The only way to guarantee a ticket for both matches is by becoming a Lancashire Cricket Member and memberships for the 2020 season are now on sale.